Champions League Winner Liverpool’s superstar Virgil van Dijk has stated that his massive price tag amounting to an estimated £75 million was never playing on his mind even though his transfer broke all records.
Van Dijk had moved from Southampton to Liverpool in 2018 January, it was the huge transfer fee which kept the entire deal in the headlines. However, instead of feeling the pressure of the price tag, he has done really well and even helped Liverpool win the Champions League and is one of the prime contenders to win the coveted Ballon d’Or this season.
The world-record fee for a defender for which van Dijk was selected was later broken after Manchester United paid £80 million for England’s Harry Maguire.
“It wasn’t a big issue for me. It’s something you don’t have an influence on,” Van said at a news conference.
“It happens, it’s the market and the only thing you can do is put your head down and start playing, give everything for the team.
“That’s what I did and it worked so far, I’ll just try to keep doing that, keep progressing and be a better player.”
Liverpool will go into their Super Cup clash against Chelsea as favourites and Van is eager to grab the trophy as well. If Liverpool win the match, this will be the first time since 2005 that they would have won the match.
“I think it could work in both favours, they know us, we know them, but the most important thing is it’s one game, one final, anything could happen,” he said.
“We know at the start of the season everyone’s coming back from having a break. We are ready, we want to win that trophy and we’re going to do everything that’s possible to hold the trophy,” he added.