Virgil van Dijk has advised Sky Sports activities that his world-record price ticket doesn’t make him “nervous” and he considers Liverpool’s £75 million spend on him to be a “praise.”
Van Dijk grew to become the world’s costliest defender earlier this month following his long-awaited transfer from Southampton.
The 26-year-old marked his Liverpool debut with the profitable objective within the latest 2-1 win over Everton within the third spherical of the FA Cup.
In an interview with former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, Van Dijk mentioned: “It would not make me nervous, it is a large praise to myself for the onerous work I’ve put in to date, that Liverpool are keen to pay that a lot cash. I am unable to change something about that.”
Earlier this week, Chelsea supervisor Antonio Conte admitted he was thinking about Van Dijk previous to his transfer to Anfield, whereas Manchester Metropolis had been long-stand admirers.
The centre-back was eager on transferring to Liverpool in the summertime, however the Merseyside membership had been compelled to publicly withdraw their curiosity amid tapping-up allegations.
When requested why he selected Liverpool, the Netherlands worldwide mentioned: “I feel the scale of the membership, the followers, the gamers, the supervisor, the entire bundle right here is superb.
“You may see your self that the ambiance at each dwelling recreation is superb. I am simply very completely happy to play for the membership.”
Glenn is ESPN FC’s Liverpool correspondent. You may comply with him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.