Ex-director says Van Dijk's Celtic move was 'perfect step'
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Ex-director says Van Dijk's Celtic move was 'perfect step'

Ex-director says Van Dijk's Celtic move was 'perfect step' Ex-director says Van Dijk's Celtic move was 'perfect step'
Alejandro Castrejon | Enero 10, 2018, 02:10

Now Liverpool faces the (almost) impossible task of replacing him, but they should not sign a player just to sign someone. But I think the transfer market is not simple, especially if there is this amount of money. For me, Ajax would have been a good step, but to prepare for England, Celtic was also a very good step for him.

"I said before the game that my expectations are easy to reach because I know how good he is and so I only want him to show that".

Van Dijk rose highest at Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's corner to head home and give Liverpool a 2-1 lead, sending Kopites into raptures. They sold the Brazilian magician for a substantial fee north of 140 million pounds (close to $200 million).

"Other than the crazy prices, the price of Coutinho is in line with the prices of today", Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia. It was on display during his Liverpool debut when he netted a late winner against Everton and was key in the early part of the defender's career as he quickly forced his way into first-team football at Eredivisie side Groningen.

In the video below, Gomez gives Van Dijk a huge hug as they walk towards the changing rooms before heading in the opposite direction with a big smile on his face.

At the start of the 2010-11 season, a teenage Van Dijk made the 150-mile move to Groningen from Willem II's youth ranks. Names like Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez are the names that are floating around and players like them would be ideal replacements. Against City, though, it is the defense that will need to be resolute. It's time to move on from life with Coutinho to hopefully the start of a new era. The centre-back has failed to equal that mark since, and in his last 90 minute performance for the Saints versus Leicester, Van Dijk scored zero points.

James Milner opened the scoring after Adam Lallana won a penalty, having being brought down by Mason Holgate, though Phil Jagielka and Gylfi Sigurdsson combined fluidly midway through the second half to equalise for the Toffees.