Virgil Van Dijk could have gone to Chelsea or City but decided to join Liverpool.
Virgil Van Dijk who signed for Liverpool from Southampton in 2018 revealed that he had many suitors like Chelsea and Manchester City, but he went for Liverpool.
He stated that it was jurgen Klopp’s factor that made him go for the reds instead of the pure and sky blues.
The Netherland international became one of the most expensive defenders in the history of world football, when Liverpool signed him for record breaking fee of £75million from Southampton in 2018.
The 28 years old stated that there were other interested parties in him, particularly, City and Chelsea, but he chose to sign for the Reds due to manager Klopp, who just won Liverpool their first premier league in 30 years.
Van Dijk said..”I had the chance to go to Chelsea and Man City,”
“When you compare the clubs, you look at the history, the town, the current squad, their plans for the near future. But the most important thing you look at is the manager – and Jurgen Klopp is an important reason why I chose for Liverpool.
“Klopp has something special. Is it his energy? Is it his overall image? I sometimes sit and think about what he does and what he has more than others. I think it is his man-management. These days that is more important than anything in football.
“Klopp gives you this great feeling. He is genuinely happy when you walk into the club in the morning. It may sound daft, but that really inspires you as a player.” He added.
He also stated..”I have always said that lifting the Premier League trophy would be a dream. That dream has become reality now,”
Since joining Liverpool, Van Dijk, has already lifted the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup as a Liverpool player., Most importantly, he just won the Premier league, which he’ll lift in no time.