Liverpool star man Virgil van Dijk has revealed why he chose to join the Merseysiders amid varied interest from clubs all around Europe. The Dutchman accordingly did so after assessing a host of factors including future, the city and its fans and the club’s brand of football.
van Dijk made the big £75 million move to Anfield from Southampton in 2018, and has since risen to become arguably the division’s best defender.
He played a pivotal role in the Reds’ Champions League triumph last season, while his performances in the Premier League earned him the coveted PFA Player of the Year award.
“Before I made the decision to choose Liverpool, I looked at all the aspects of the clubs; the way of playing, the team-mates, the future as well. The city, the fans everything has got to be a big part of joining a club.”
“I think Liverpool at that time when I made the decision was the right decision and obviously to reach the Champions League final in my first six months was obviously a big bonus and helped me a lot in my development.”
Virgil van Dijk’s commanding displays at the heart of the backline may well result in a much-awaited domestic title for Liverpool, should the season resume in the coming months.