Virgil van Dijk News and Features
After coming close to dying from appendicitis and a kidney infection as a 20-year-old at Groningen - and after being rejected by Ajax - he had successful spells at Celtic and Southampton. Identified by Jurgen Klopp as the man to build Liverpool's defence around and a £75 million world-record fee for a defender was justified as he won the Champions League and UEFA player of the year award in 2019. Captained Holland to the final of the Nations League in 2019.
Liverpool will find it tougher to retain the Premier League title next season, warns former Reds defender
COMMENT This year isn't a cut and dry contest - but Seb Stafford-Bloor argues that Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk should be crowned FWA Footballer of the Year
It's a year to the day since Klopp's men defeated Spurs - but these stars haven't always been Reds...
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