Will Virgil van Dijk be a success for Liverpool? Comment below
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Liverpool have announced they will sign Virgil van Dijk, the Southampton defender, when the transfer window opens on January 1.
The Reds confirmed the deal on Wednesday evening, following earlier reports of a fee being agreed between the two clubs. The upfront fee is said to be £70m, with an extra £5m in addons, making Van Dijk the most expensive defender in the history of the sport.
He will wear number four upon his arrival at Anfield, and is expected to slot straight into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team as the German coach is known to have admired Van Dijk for quite a length of time.
Fans took to social media to react to the news of Van Dijk signing for Liverpool, and you can see the best tweets below…