Virgil van Dijk

“Huge coup, could take us to another level” – how fans reacted to Virgil van Dijk choosing Liverpool

Liverpool’s summer looks to be starting well as a transfer move for Virgil van Dijk progresses; here’s how fans have reacted to news of him accepting a move to Anfield.

Monday had already seen the rumour mill churn through van Dijk being close to a move to Manchester City and then have betting suspended on a move to Liverpool, before afternoon news emerged of the Dutchman choosing a move to the Reds.

The centre-back has reportedly picked a switch to Anfield ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City, who were also in the running.

When confirmed, it’s likely to be a club record fee of between £50 million and £60 million—but reports were quick to caution that Liverpool and Southampton have not yet agreed a deal.

As usual, social media was awash in instant reaction, with the vast majority of the fanbase delighted that the Reds were close to what is clearly a much-needed addition in defence.

For the most part, there was positivity and optimism over the future, as well as slight incredulity that Liverpool had managed to convince van Dijk to join ahead of two Premier League superpowers with huge spending potential.

Naturally, there were a group who were hesitant about going all-in with celebrations—perhaps justifiably, given previous experiences in the transfer market.

And as ever, there were some who had doubts over the deal—despite it being a critical part of Klopp’s plans for the Reds in the Champions League next term.

Overall, though, there was plenty of happiness that Liverpool were making big strides in securing their preferred targets for summer—just as it should be. Roll on confirmation day!

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