We love Virgil van Dijk…
The only defender on the planet who looks a bargain at £75m!
Liverpool conceded six goals in two legs against AS Roma, but the Dutchman was actually still impressive.
Following the game last night, van Dijk was asked about Trent Alexander-Arnold’s handball, which wasn’t given as a penalty in the second-half, but the centre-back really couldn’t give a monkey’s…
“Who cares?!” he told reporters, with a wry smile on his face!
Reporter: Roma could've had 2 red cards and 2 penalties
Van Dijk: Who cares? pic.twitter.com/tXk0vPCm0N
— Urban Football (@urbanfootie) May 3, 2018
The 26-year-old will need to be at his world-class best for the final against the likes of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, of course.
But just five months ago, he was still injured and representing relegation-threatened Southampton, who’d refused to sell him in the summer.
It turns out moving to Liverpool was a smart choice!
Mo Salah gets all the headlines this season for his phenomenal individual campaign, and rightly so – but in terms of our long-term success – van Dijk was just as crucial a recruit.