Virgil van Dijk (CB) Southampton

Virgil in January?


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Shocked to see the club spend that level of cash on a defender. Delighted but shocked. That puts an end to the stick that FSG get from some quarters about not supporting the Manager. Klopp has spent heavily on Mane, Salah, Ox, Keita and now VVD. Let's hope he buys a keeper and DM in the summer and were really ready to rock.
Its a huge fee but transfer fees are swings and roundabouts. Salah looks like an absolute steal now and would likely fetch north of 100M if he was on the market. The great news is Jurgen has yet to buy any real duds so lets hope this continues with VVD. Lets enjoy it and let the money men worry about the size of the fee.
 
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I am new you dont know and I dont like saying "I told it...." but I told yesterday, that there is not offer from city apart the article. ALL THOSE were bullshit to make us make the bid. At least I brought good luck for the club! we are back lads!!!
 
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Hopefully this will be the end of all talk that Klopp or FSG are not willing to spend to get the best.

We had 3 primary targets last summer: Salah, Keita and Van Dijk. Keita and Van Dijk where impossible to get last summer for different reasons, but fact is that we now have signed all 3.

This is massive! Our fotball itself must make a lot of players want to join us, now we have sent a clear signal that we are willing to spend to win as well.
 

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Incredible, he rejected a certain league winner's medal and what not to join Klopp and Liverpool. Let's hope he lives up to the hype, it will be considerable and everyone will be out to criticise him first time he does something wrong. I'm disappointed about his recent Southampton performances, the fact that something wasn't quite right there (see Suarez and Coutinho as comparison - at least to a certain level) but Liverpool are getting a player who wants Liverpool.

Club are already spending Coutinho money, it seems, but if that fee + summer's transfer budget get Liverpool Keita, Van Dijk and someone like Lemar and they live up to their potential, it will be money well spent.
On local radio in Southampton Pellegrino was quoted as saying Southampton had no contact with Man City.
 

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SSorry meant to quote @rupzzz




, you are sure, it's not his evil twin. Ok. ....ok,....ok. ...need to get my bunged head round this. Is he allowed to hold a Liverpool shirt before 1st January?

I am in shock.... you know pleasant shock. :shocked::shocked::-):well done:

ETA: I hope I am not hallucinating.
 
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Todate...
Lallana - £26m
Lovren - £20m
Clyne - £12.5m
Mane - £34m
Lambert - £4m
and now...
Van Dijk - £75m

That's £171.5m from us to Southampton. That's 87% of the purchase price of 80% of the club. We could have bought them and made them our feeder club. Fucking hell.

Ok no more shopping from South of England please. By the way, there's your £200m war chest right there fellas.....
 

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If Vvd has a choice of City or staying he will pick City.
You can't say that for sure. He may pick City, but there are also other factors that may come into play.

If he chose Liverpool in the summer, and Liverpool remained loyal to a verbal agreement between him an Klopp, he may decide to do the same.

He may relish what Klopp has sold him regarding the way of life at Liverpool, as opposed to easy trophies at City. He may particularly want to work with Klopp, and see the togetherness in our squad as being particularly appealing.

He may view helping Liverpool back to the top as more appealing that slotting into a ready made winning team.

Without knowing anything about his values, personal motivations or character it's impossible to make definitive judgements about what he'd decide.

I can only speak for myself, but I've always made decisions based on ethics, and I personally don't like the way the City project is distorting the game, I don't like the way the sovereign wealth fund of a nation is being used for some vanity project instead of the betterment of its citizens, and I don't like the political theocracy of the ruling class of Saudi Arabia. I wouldn't want to play for them regardless of how many trophies they guaranteed.
 

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I don't like to play the downer in here, but I can't honestly wrap my head around this. He can't be that good, can he? Possibly a player who will reinforce us, but at that price? Klopp's future at the club will literally hang on this peculiar thread. If he turns out to be a Lovren mk 2, it will be curtains for Klopp and co, that you can be sure of.

It's a gigantic gamble, and to be honest, I don't like it one bit.

Anyway, I'll do as always and look for the positives when he joins us. But all in all, this move is just like the big ones of last summer: a symptom of how sick and morally corrupt football has become these days.
 

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I don't like to play the downer in here, but I can't honestly wrap my head around this. He can't be that good, can he? Possibly a player who will reinforce us, but at that price? Klopp's future at the club will literally hang on this peculiar thread. If he turns out to be a Lovren mk 2, it will be curtains for Klopp and co, that you can be sure of.

It's a gigantic gamble, and to be honest, I don't like it one bit.

Anyway, I'll do as always and look for the positives when he joins us. But all in all, this move is just like the big ones of last summer: a symptom of how sick and morally corrupt football has become these days.
Was Ferdinand a gamble? He became the mainstay of an all conquering Utd side.

This is the world of football we live in, either compete or fade away. We are competing at the very top.
 

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I don't like to play the downer in here, but I can't honestly wrap my head around this. He can't be that good, can he? Possibly a player who will reinforce us, but at that price? Klopp's future at the club will literally hang on this peculiar thread. If he turns out to be a Lovren mk 2, it will be curtains for Klopp and co, that you can be sure of.

It's a gigantic gamble, and to be honest, I don't like it one bit.

Anyway, I'll do as always and look for the positives when he joins us. But all in all, this move is just like the big ones of last summer: a symptom of how sick and morally corrupt football has become these days.
I am with you on this, but I was wrong on Salah so will be watching this with interest.

I am hoping that with Çan's departure we will be bringing in a specialist #6...then I think we have a decent squad!

Phil stays...
 

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I am with you on this, but I was wrong on Salah so will be watching this with interest.

I am hoping that with Çan's departure we will be bringing in a specialist #6...then I think we have a decent squad!

Phil stays...
Decent squad? It will be fucking world class lad.
 



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Decent squad? It will be fucking world class lad.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. You can have 11 players on the pitch of quality, but until they start playing proper football together.... we still haven't sorted out the #6 role and Henderson is once again injured.

Keita isn't the solution to that problem either
 
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