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World class defender Van Dijk opens up and makes massive Chelsea transfer admission

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Virgil van Dijk has explained why he opted to move to Liverpool in 2018 instead of a potential switch to Chelsea

Regarded as one of the finest defenders in the game, and arguably the best centre-back in world football, Van Dijk has helped transform this Liverpool side from top four contenders into Premier League and Champions League challengers.

He has already helped the Liverpool to a Champions League title, picked up a Ballon D’or nomination and helped Liverpool to a massive 22-gap lead over their rivals in the Premier League this season.

However, it could have been so different back in 2018 as we were also interested in a transfer deal, but seemingly baulked at the massive asking price that Southampton placed on the Dutchman’s head.

Now Van Dijk has opened up and revealed just why he decided to make the move to Liverpool rather than the other top four sides: “Before I made the decision to choose Liverpool, I looked at all the aspects of the clubs; the way of playing, the team-mates, the future as well,” he told Liverpool Echo

“The city, the fans, everything has got to be a big part of joining a club.

“I think Liverpool at that time when I made the decision was the right decision and obviously to reach the Champions League final in my first six months was obviously a big bonus and helped me a lot in my development, especially experience-wise.”

Van Dijk is one of the best players on the planet, there is no doubt about that and Liverpool wrapped up a brilliant deal to secure his services. If we managed to secure a transfer deal, he could have helped us become so defensively sound, that is how good this man is.

It is a massive shame that we did miss out, but Ooh well!

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