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Liverpool 'agree record fee with Southampton for Virgil an Dijk'

Liverpool 'agree record fee with Southampton for Virgil an Dijk'

The deal is said to be worth a fee of £75 million, which will mean that Van Dijk goes down in history as Liverpool's most expensive ever player.

Media reports said Liverpool beat Manchester City and Chelsea who had both shown an interest in van Dijk.

A move to Liverpool will pose new challenges, especially given Klopp's preference for his team to commit its full-backs forward and leave the central defenders isolated.

Van Dijk completed a medical on Wednesday after Liverpool and Southampton reached an agreement over a £75m fee for the centre back.

In terms of van Dijk's own payment, it is expected that he will be on anything from £180,000 a week upward.

"Delighted and honoured to have agreed to become a Liverpool FC player!" he wrote.

Trudeau's tropical vacation broke rules, says ethics czar
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Trudeau showed a lapse of judgment by not clearing the trips with Dawson ahead of time. Trudeau and his family stayed at the Aga Khan's home on Bell Island in the Bahamas from December 26, 2016 to January 4.

Dembele has been linked with clubs in the Premier League, Ligue 1 and Serie A in advance of the January window opening.

The Dutch defender had set his heart on a transfer in the summer window earlier but the move collapsed after the Saints complained against Liverpool unfair attempts of luring him.

"Today is a proud day for me and my family as I join one of the biggest clubs in world football".

Van Dijk's future on the South Coast has been in doubt since he handed in a transfer request during the summer, having seen a move to Anfield break down due to an alleged illegal approach by the Merseyside outfit.

Manchester City were keen on signing the 26-year-old but working with Jurgen Klopp was a key factor in Liverpool beating the Premier League champions-elect.

While there is no doubting the quality of the Dutch worldwide, the size of the fee for a player who has not been performing at his very best this season may still raise a few eyebrows.

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