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Liverpool beat Manchester City to the record £75m Virgil van Dijk signing

Liverpool beat Manchester City to the record £75m Virgil van Dijk signing

Neil Warnock has claimed that Championship side Cardiff City have a better defender than Liverpool's new record signing Virgil van Dijk.

The Netherlands global looks set to become the most expensive defender in the history of the game when he completes a January transfer to Anfield, barring any late super-bid from either Manchester City or Chelsea, who have both been credited with an interest in the 26-year-old.

Van Dijk was pictured collecting his belongings from Southampton's Staplewood facility on Thursday morning, choosing not to park in his usual space and looking sombre as he departed in his Mercedes.

Klopp doesn't care about the size of the transfer because he is confident Van Dijk will plug the holes in Liverpool's leaky defense. I can imagine people will think "wow, what a number it is" but for me it is not really interesting. That's why we are really happy about it. A tall player always needs a little longer, especially after nine months.

Liverpool beat Manchester City to the record £75m Virgil van Dijk signing
Liverpool beat Manchester City to the record £75m Virgil van Dijk signing

As a defensive leader, Van Dijk's first task will be to take charge of the backline and organise them, especially away from Anfield. He has to adapt to our style of play, of course, it's different, it's a completely different game, but we are 100 per cent sure he will do it.

"We tried to do the best for the team", he said this week.

Also, van Dijk's reported salary of £180,000-a-week will be more than double the amount Spurs duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld make combined, if you can believe it.

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