We all know that centre-back Virgil van Dijk signed for Liverpool in January 2018 for a Liverpool transfer fee record of £76 million. What you might not know is the fee paid for Van Dijk isn't actually the largest-ever fee paid for a Liverpool player... sort of.
Is Liverpool’s defence better without Virgil van Dijk?
It sounds preposterous to ask the question, but is Liverpool's defence better without Virgil van Dijk? Surely not. The Reds won a Champions League title with Van Dijk anchoring the team. They followed it up with a league title in which the Dutchman was the only constant player in central defence. There is no way... Continue Reading →
5 Virgil van Dijk options Liverpool could explore in January
Liverpool critics claimed the Reds would fall away from both the Premier League and Champions League trophy fights in the wake of Virgil van Dijk's season-ending knee injury. After undergoing successful knee surgery, the Dutchman is not likely to return until the 2021-22 season. Jurgen Klopp's defence has been arguably better without Van Dijk in... Continue Reading →
False reports claim Virgil van Dijk wants increased salary to stay at Liverpool
On Sunday, reports in the English media emerged that Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk wanted an increase in his salary. Several websites claimed Van Dijk wants a new contract that will put him in line with Manchester United world-record centre-back signing Harry Maguire. The Manchester United centre-back is on a reported £190,000-a-week. (Looking at Manchester... Continue Reading →
Liverpool defeat Southampton 2-1 in overly complicated fashion – Highlights
Liverpool have six points from six following a 2-1 win over Southampton at St. Mary's. Sadio Mane's brilliant right-footed strike just before halftime gave the Reds the lead. It was against the run of play and something Liverpool didn't deserve. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ejfv9YfYcc The first 45 minutes were hard to watch. Jurgen Klopp's starting XI looked tired,... Continue Reading →
Southampton vs. Liverpool: Reds’ predicted XI for St. Mary’s trip
Liverpool head to the south coast today to play Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium. The Reds are fresh off of a 120-minute match against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup. Liverpool lifted the trophy, but casualties could be high. Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk were limping at the end of the fixture and looked worse... Continue Reading →
Liverpool 4-1 Norwich City: Reds win but lose Alisson Becker to calf injury
Liverpool kicked off their Premier League season with a fine win at home against Norwich City, 4-1. The Reds were rampant for 60 minutes but did let off for the final 30 minutes, allowing Norwich City's Teemu Pukki to get a consolation goal. Divock Origi opened the scoring with a hard cross into the penalty... Continue Reading →
Liverpool drop second straight preseason match, 2-1, to Sevilla – Highlights
Liverpool fell to La Liga side Sevilla in a preseason rematch of the 2016 Europa League Final on Sunday night at Boston's Fenway Park. The Reds, who lost to Borussia Dortmund in preseason play on Friday night at Notre Dame Stadium, have now lost back to back preseason fixtures on their North American tour. The... Continue Reading →