Virgil van Dijk is reportedly on the verge of becoming a Liverpool player, and it is clear to see why many supporters are overjoyed by the news.
Various reports on Monday claimed the Southampton man had chosen Anfield as his next destination, despite interest from Man City and Chelsea.
Van Dijk’s reasoning for choosing Liverpool is thought to be down to the appeal of playing under Jurgen Klopp, which outlines how much pulling power the German has.
The potential deal is likely to make the 25-year-old the most expensive defender in history, and it would be a huge signal of intent by the club.
Admittedly, even a pub player can be made to look like Lionel Messi on YouTube, but the above video by ScoutNationHD, certainly shows Van Dijk’s qualities.
Whether it be well-timed interceptions, important clearances, composed touches or beautifully sprayed passes, Van Dijk has all the ingredients that make a top class defender.
There is a reason why the Netherlands international is widely considered to be one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League, if not Europe, and Liverpool signing him would be the perfect start to their summer.
It will hopefully be the first of several genuinely big-money purchases, as the Reds look to challenge on four fronts in 2017/18.
With Champions League football secured, provided they progress through a two-legged qualifier in August, things are definitely looking up.