‘You look at the history, the squad and options for the future but the most crucial issue you look at is the manager’: Virgil van Dijk reveals Jurgen Klopp was the explanation he selected Liverpool and SNUBBED Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea prior to making £75m change
- Virgil van Dijk exposed Jurgen Klopp was the explanation he joined Liverpool
- The Holland international was approached by Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea
- In 2018, he built the Anfield move in a globe record fee for a defender of £75m
Virgil van Dijk has exposed that Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp was the explanation he snubbed Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea prior to he built his lengthy-awaited Anfield change.
The defender has liked an incredibly profitable career with the Reds, winning the Leading League title, the Champions League and a Club Environment Cup less than Klopp’s reign.
The Holland international turned the most pricey defender in the globe at the time, when he joined Liverpool in January 2018 from Southampton for £75million.
Centre back Virgil van Dijk exposed Jurgen Klopp was the explanation he joined Liverpool
The defender snubbed Person Metropolis and Chelsea as he joined for a globe record fee of £75million
Having said that, in a drawn out transfer saga, van Dijk was also approached by Pep Guardiola and then-Chelsea supervisor Antionio Conte, as he discussed: ‘I had the probability to go to Chelsea and Person Metropolis.
‘When you review the clubs, you look at the history, the city, the present squad, their options for the in close proximity to future.
‘But the most crucial issue you look at is the supervisor – and Jurgen Klopp is an crucial explanation why I selected for Liverpool.
‘Klopp has a thing special. Is it his strength? Is it his total picture? I occasionally sit and imagine about what he does and what he has a lot more than other people.
The defender has since won the Champions League, Leading League and Club Environment Cup
‘I imagine it is his person-management. These times that is a lot more crucial than nearly anything in soccer.
‘Klopp presents you this excellent emotion. He is truly happy when you walk into the club in the morning. It may seem daft, but that seriously conjures up you as a participant.’
Van Dijk’s move to the Reds pretty much didn’t take place as desire from Liverpool started the summer prior to his massive dollars move.
After the summer transfer window in 2017 had passed, Van Dijk started the season with the Saints – nonetheless, considerably doubt loomed around his future at the club as he turned an unpopular figure at St Mary’s Stadium as he agreed to be a part of Liverpool prior to the January transfer window had opened.
It appeared the attraction of doing the job less than Klopp was too great for van Dijk to switch down and he had to be affected person for his dream move to be finalised.
His move from Southampton pretty much didn’t take place but he waited patiently to be a part of the Reds