A long transfer saga was in the making since Liverpool first registered their interest in Southampton centre half, Van Dijk.
The Reds made it known to sign the Dutch defender in the summer of 2107, but Southampton made the negotiation very tough and Liverpool ran out of time to get their man.
By January Liverpool were back for the defender, this time they have the cash to spend, they were confident of getting the cash from the sale of Coutinho to Barcelona. Liverpool got their man and the rest they say is history.
The Dutchman has made a very strong and immediate impact in this Liverpool side, as he helped them to the UCL final in his first season where they were beaten by Real Madrid.
The arrival of Van Dijk reminds the Reds of another cult hero Daniel Agger like Agger Van Dijk is very aggressive and a no-nonsense type of defender.
Since Joining Liverpool the defender has added individual and collective honours to his collections, after the heartbreak against Real Madrid, the team went strong again in 2018-2019 season where they defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the UCL final in Madrid.
Van Dijk’s contribution was recognised as he was awarded the best player in Europe, ahead of household names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
He also had a big shout for the Balon Dor, as he was tipped to be the first defender to win the award since Fabio Cannavaro in 2006, unfortunately, he was voted second behind Lionel Messi and ahead of Ronaldo in third place.
Alongside The UCL trophy, he was also instrumental as the club won the World Club Cup title in the Middle East, as they defeated Flamengo in the final.
He is now leading the charge for a first league title for Liverpool in three decades, they are top of the table with 22 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.