Virgil van Dijk
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.
Jurgen Klopp is set to leave Anfield at the end of the season, but will any of his players follow suit?
Roy Keane has criticised Liverpool's defending after Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk blunders cost the Reds in defeat to Arsenal
News of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool departure has sparked speculation surrounding Reds skipper Van Dijk
Liverpool could lose Virgil van Dijk on top of Jurgen Klopp in the summer, with their captain and coach both talking about the future
Klopp has made the surprise decision to step down as Liverpool manager at the end of the season
Liverpool are said to be in the market for a new defender, as Jurgen Klopp's side find themselves emersed in a title race
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