There were numerous admirers for the focal safeguard when he was at Southampton, yet he picked the Anfield club in light of their magnetic chief
Virgil van Dijk has uncovered the Jurgen Klopp factor as the explanation he joined Liverpool rather than Manchester City or Chelsea.
The middle back left Southampton for Anfield in January 2018 for an announced charge of £75 million ($95m), which spoke to a record move for a safeguard.
There were other invested individuals in Van Dijk’s administrations, outstandingly City and Chelsea, however the Netherlands global exclusively desired the Reds because of supervisor Klopp, who drove Liverpool to their first Premier League title this season.
“I got the opportunity to go to Chelsea and Man City,” Van Dijk said in cites distributed in a few national papers.
“At the point when you think about the clubs, you take a gander at the history, the town, the current crew, their arrangements for the not so distant future, yet the most significant thing you take a gander at is the director – and Jurgen Klopp is a significant motivation behind why I picked Liverpool.
“Klopp has something unique. Is it his vitality? Is it his general picture? I here and there sit and consider what he does and what he has more than others.
“I think it is his man-the executives. Nowadays that is a higher priority than anything in football.
“Klopp gives you this extraordinary inclination. He is truly cheerful when you stroll into the club toward the beginning of the day. It might sound silly, yet that truly moves you as a player.”Van Dijk, 28, has just lifted the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup as a Liverpool player.
In the coming weeks he will get his hands on the Premier League trophy as well, with Liverpool’s status as champions affirmed a month ago with seven games still to play.
“I have consistently said that lifting the Premier League trophy would be a fantasy. That fantasy has become reality now,” he included.
Effectively a mainstream figure on Merseyside, Klopp has accomplished incredible status subsequent to directing his Liverpool side to a first English alliance title in quite a while, following their Champions League triumph last season.
Having assembled a marvelous crew, including stars, for example, Van Dijk, the German supervisor concedes he isn’t looking excessively far to the future right now.
He told the Mirror: “I was seven and a half years at Mainz, seven at Dortmund and in 2024, when my present agreement at Liverpool closes it will be 23 and half. I have no plans past that.”