Virgil van Dijk

Born: July 8, 1991 (age 26)

Height: 6'4" (193cm)

Hometown: Breda, Netherlands
Nationality: Netherlands Dutch

Position: Centre-back
Team: Southampton (no. 17)
Virgil van Dijk of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
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Career History
Youth2009-2010Willem II
2010-2011Groningen
Senior2011-2013Groningen
2013-2015Celtic
2015-Southampton
Sports Mole has 671 articles about Virgil van Dijk. Articles 1 to 40:
Virgil van Dijk celebrates after quite literally leaping like a salmon to score the Reds' second during the FA Cup game between Liverpool and Everton on January 5, 2018
Dejan Lovren impressed by Virgil van Dijk start
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren admits that there are still improvements to be made by new signing Virgil van Dijk, but is impressed with the start he has made.
21:21
Sam Allardyce masticates during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
Sam Allardyce wants Everton Dubai return
Everton manager Sam Allardyce reveals that he plans to take his squad back to Dubai next season.
13:41
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Team News: Liverpool make three changes for Champions League tie against Porto
Jurgen Klopp makes three changes to his Liverpool team to face Porto in their Champions League last-16 first leg.
Feb 14, 18:35
Raphael Varane in action for Real Madrid on October 17, 2017
Report: Manchester United planning summer moves for Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hoping to recruit Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, according to a report.
Feb 13, 21:00
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Jurgen Klopp: 'Virgil van Dijk dealt fantastically with return to Southampton'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that Virgil van Dijk dealt "fantastically" with his return to Southampton despite the prospect of a hostile reception.
Feb 11, 22:13
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Virgil van Dijk: 'Southampton return was enjoyable'
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says that he is "happy" to have picked up all three points on his first return to former club Southampton.
Feb 11, 18:52
Roberto Firmino scores the opener during the Premier League game between Southampton and Liverpool on February 11, 2018
Result: Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah on target as Liverpool climb up to third
Liverpool climb back up to third in the Premier League courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Southampton at St Mary's, with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah on the scoresheet.
Feb 11, 18:21
Sadio Mane in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester City on January 14, 2018
Team News: Three changes for Liverpool against Southampton
Liverpool make three changes to their side for the Premier League clash with Southampton.
Feb 11, 15:34
Dejan Lovren in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Liverpool on December 19, 2016
Dejan Lovren: 'I criticise myself after making mistakes'
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren reveals that he does not talk to anyone for "a couple of days" after making mistakes at the back.
Feb 11, 09:52
Jurgen Klopp arrives for the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Liverpool keen on Leon Bailey?
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
Feb 11, 09:21
Virgil van Dijk in action for the Reds during the FA Cup game between Liverpool and Everton on January 5, 2018
Preview: Southampton vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Liverpool's trip to face Southampton at St Mary's on Sunday.
Feb 9, 20:02
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Jurgen Klopp expecting hostile reception for Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warns Virgil van Dijk to expect a hostile reception when he returns to face former club Southampton at St Mary's.
Feb 9, 15:30
Dejan Lovren in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Liverpool on December 19, 2016
Dejan Lovren "still cannot believe" penalties given to Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool
Dejan Lovren admits that he is still outraged at the penalties given for Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool in their 2-2 draw last Sunday and says referees should be 100% confident making a decision.
Feb 8, 21:14
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Virgil van Dijk ready for jeers on first return to Southampton
Virgil van Dijk says that he is looking forward to meeting up with old friends when Liverpool take on Southampton and is unfazed by the thought of being booed throughout.
Feb 7, 16:31
Mauricio Pochettino keeps it casual during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on October 14, 2017
Mauricio Pochettino praises "brave" Anfield officials
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino reiterates his praise for the "brave" officials who awarded his side two controversial penalties in their 2-2 draw at Anfield.
Feb 6, 18:51
Stefan de Vrij during the Serie A match between Bologna and Lazio on October 25, 2017
Manchester United, Chelsea 'join Liverpool in Stefan de Vrij race'
Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly join Premier League rivals Liverpool in the race to sign Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij.
Feb 6, 17:17
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Virgil van Dijk shrugs off "negative opinions"
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says that he does not listen to "negative opinions" following his £75m move from Southampton.
Feb 6, 13:33
Sime Vrsaljko in action for Croatia at Euro 2016
Sime Vrsaljko signs new Atletico Madrid deal
Atletico Madrid announce that right-back Sime Vrsaljko has signed a new deal with the club.
Feb 6, 13:20
Neymar in action for Paris Saint-Germain on November 22, 2017
World football's most expensive XI of all time
Following a record-breaking January transfer window, Sports Mole compiles the most expensive XI in football history, totalling more than £1bn.
Feb 5, 13:29
Harry Kane rues a missed opportunity in Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League match against Stoke City on December 9, 2017
Harry Kane: 'I didn't dive for Tottenham Hotspur penalty'
Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane says that he did not dive in order to win his side a penalty against Liverpool in their Premier League clash at Anfield.
Feb 5, 13:20
Dejan Lovren in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Liverpool on December 19, 2016
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren hits out at Harry Kane decision
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren says that he cannot understand why Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane was not flagged offside before winning a penalty at Anfield.
Feb 5, 12:26
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Dermot Gallagher praises assistant in Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur game
Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher praises assistant Eddie Smart for the decisions that he made in the top-flight fixture between Liverpool and Spurs.
Feb 5, 12:12
Harry Kane in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City on September 16, 2017
Dermot Gallagher: 'No issues with first Tottenham Hotspur penalty'
Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher says that Spurs forward Harry Kane was not offside and was fouled for his side's first penalty against Liverpool.
Feb 5, 11:51
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Virgil van Dijk accuses Harry Kane of diving
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk accuses Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane of diving following the 2-2 draw between the sides on Sunday.
Feb 5, 10:08
Mauricio Pochettino gives instructions during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur on October 28, 2017
Mauricio Pochettino: 'I congratulated match officials'
Mauricio Pochettino congratulates the officials that took part in Tottenham Hotspur's 2-2 draw at Liverpool for being "right in every single decision".
Feb 4, 20:25
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in action during his side's Premier League clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on November 28, 2017
Result: Harry Kane rescues dramatic draw for Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield
Harry Kane scores his 100th Premier League goal to earn Tottenham Hotspur a 2-2 draw in a dramatic finale against top-four rivals Liverpool at Anfield.
Feb 4, 18:30
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Team News: Virgil van Dijk back in for Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur
Virgil van Dijk returns for Liverpool at centre-back for the Reds' game against Tottenham Hotspur.
Feb 4, 15:33
Dishevelled Reds boss Jurgen Klopp watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Jurgen Klopp hits back at Jamie Carragher
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hits back at comments made by Jamie Carragher towards £75m January signing Virgil van Dijk.
Feb 2, 19:54
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Jamie Carragher: 'Virgil van Dijk needs to lose weight'
Former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher claims that £75m centre-back Virgil van Dijk needs to "lose a bit of weight".
Feb 2, 19:42
Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017
Combined XI: Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Ahead of Sunday's Premier League showdown between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, Sports Mole selects a strongest combined XI from both squads.
Feb 2, 17:58
Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017
Preview: Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's Premier League showdown between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur with predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview.
Feb 2, 14:43
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Jurgen Klopp: 'Liverpool must be patient with Virgil van Dijk'
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that defender Virgil van Dijk may not perform to his full capabilities until next season.
Feb 2, 14:37
Jurgen Klopp arrives for the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Jurgen Klopp: 'Liverpool had to be cool in January transfer window'
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool had to stay "cool" in the January transfer window because a mid-season replacement for Philippe Coutinho would have cost "completely crazy money".
Feb 1, 23:02
David Moyes celebrates during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and West Ham United on January 13, 2018
West Ham United 'plot Sol Bamba swoop'
West Ham United could move for Cardiff City centre-back Sol Bamba on transfer deadline day, according to a report.
Jan 31, 15:30
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Team News: Jordan Henderson starts for Liverpool at Huddersfield Town
Jordan Henderson makes his first Liverpool start in over a month in Tuesday night's Premier League trip to Huddersfield Town.
Jan 30, 19:06
Emre Can celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool on January 30, 2018
Live Commentary: Huddersfield Town 0-3 Liverpool - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Liverpool's 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town in Tuesday's Premier League clash at the John Smith's Stadium.
Jan 30, 19:00
Emre Can celebrates scoring during the Champions League playoff between Liverpool and Hoffenheim on August 23, 2017
Report: Talks underway for Emre Can Juventus switch
Talks are underway between Liverpool and Juventus for the transfer of Emre Can, according to Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.
Jan 30, 11:40
A menacing Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Liverpool on December 22, 2017
Joey Barton slams "stubborn" Jurgen Klopp following Liverpool's recent defeats
Joey Barton claims that Jurgen Klopp will not win any silverware with Liverpool if he does not improve the team's defence.
Jan 29, 21:45
A general shot of the corner flag at the Etihad Stadium prior to Manchester City's Premier League clash with Middlesbrough on November 5, 2016
Aymeric Laporte 'says goodbyes ahead of Manchester City move'
Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte reportedly bids farewell to his teammates ahead of his proposed £57m move to Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Jan 28, 22:44
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino reacts during his side's FA Cup fourth round clash with West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018
Result: West Bromwich Albion shock Liverpool in VAR-tarred FA Cup tie
Liverpool crash out of the FA Cup in the fourth round as West Bromwich Albion run out 3-2 winners in an action-packed and absurd contest at Anfield.
Jan 27, 21:44

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