Jurgen Klopp praises Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk is the most expensive defender of the world, since Liverpool paid 75 million Pound for the Dutch defender in the previous winter transfer market. Some players struggle to lift up to the expectations after being a record signing for a club. Van Dijk showed he is a very stable person and he does what Liverpool expects from him. His first match for Liverpool was in the Merseyside derby for the FA Cup. He scored the winning goal in the dying minutes of the game, which gave his Liverpool career immediately the boost it needed.
Liverpool won the away match against Crystal Palace with 0-2 and kept their second clean sheet in two Premier League matches. Virgil van Dijk and their new goalkeeper Alisson Becker are two important factors in these clean sheets. Jurgen Klopp praised his centre back after the match against Crystal Palace: “Nobody talks about his transfer fee anymore. Quality costs money, the same goes for cars and stuff like that. When you want to buy quality, you need to pay a lot of money.”
The Dutch defender was very happy with the performance of the team. He said: “Crystal Palace away is always a tough match. It’s really hard to get the three points at Selhurst Park with a clean sheet. It’s makes me really happy that we managed to get this result.” The Monday evening victory in a tough away match shows that this Liverpool is ready to challenge Manchester City for the title. We also notice this in the growing demand for Liverpool tickets. Liverpool is hot, and Reds appreciate what their club is doing at the moment.