Liverpool have finished the signing of Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk, after agreeing the phrases of the transfer with Southampton on December 27.
A key house recognized for development and a key goal who may well be an improve: Jurgen Klopp now in the end has his guy for the center of the defence.
The Reds had been proactive in arranging the deal as early as conceivable after a failed summer time transfer, and now with the January switch window open, van Dijk has finalised his transfer to Anfield.
With a ticket of £75 million, van Dijk is any other instance of the membership being ready to do no matter essential to land the precise signing Klopp needs—and the defender has additionally been fast to voice his happiness on the transfer.
“I’m satisfied to be right here and I will’t wait to get began,” he advised LiverpoolFC.com.
“I believe a very powerful factor is the scale of the membership, the tradition of the membership, the avid gamers, the executive and clearly the lovers, who make the membership this particular.
“With the historical past on the membership and the whole lot round it – even the educational flooring and stuff – it’s only an excellent, highest fit for me, and an excellent fit for my circle of relatives as neatly.
“I believe it’ll be one thing particular,” he mentioned. “I believe Anfield is an excessively particular stadium and it’s my house at this time as neatly.
“I’m simply taking a look ahead to being at the pitch, particularly as a [home] participant on the stadium. It’s going to be great, particularly the night time video games and the Ecu nights.
“I am hoping to win trophies. Each and every participant needs to win trophies and with this squad we’ve got and the growth the membership is making, I believe we’re very just about it.
“Clearly we nonetheless want to do it and we can see what the longer term brings.”
The Dutchman will put on the No. four blouse for the Reds and is eligible to play in Europe throughout the second one part of the marketing campaign in addition to regionally.