Virgil van Dijk not intimidated by expectations of big-money move


Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk claims he is not intimidated by the expectations that have accompanied his big-money move from Southampton to Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s team parted with a “world-record” reported £75million fee to lure the Netherlands international away from St Mary’s Stadium.

“It doesn’t make me nervous, it’s a big compliment to myself for the hard work I’ve put in so far, that Liverpool are willing to pay that much money,” he told Sky Sports.

“I can’t change anything about that.”

Asked what made his new side an attractive destination for a player who was also the subject of interest from Chelsea, the former Celtic man replied: “I think the size of the club, the fans, the players, the manager, the whole package here is amazing.

“You can see yourself that the atmosphere at every home game is amazing. I’m just very happy to play for the club.”


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