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.
Career History
Youth2009-2010Willem II
2010-2011Groningen
Senior2011-2013Groningen
2013-2015Celtic
2015-Southampton
Sports Mole has 534 articles about Virgil van Dijk. Articles 1 to 40:
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Manchester City 'to rival Liverpool for Virgil van Dijk'
Manchester City are reportedly interested in a January move for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who has also been heavily linked with Liverpool.
09:40
Adam Lallana in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Liverpool on December 19, 2016
Team News: Adam Lallana misses out, but Sadio Mane starts for Liverpool
Adam Lallana fails to make the Liverpool squad for this afternoon's Premier League clash against Southampton, but Sadio Mane starts
Nov 18, 14:03
Virgil van Dijk is loving life after the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino acknowledges Virgil van Dijk interest
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino insists that Virgil van Dijk is fully focused on his current team ahead of their trip to face Liverpool at Anfield.
Nov 16, 15:58
Senegal's defender Kara Mbodji celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group C football match between South Africa and Senegal in Mongomo on January 23, 2015
Liverpool 'join race for Senegal captain Kara Mbodji'
Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for £10m-rated Senegal captain Kara Mbodji as a possible alternative to Virgil van Dijk.
Nov 16, 15:13
Jurgen Klopp watches the horror unfold during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017
Preview: Liverpool vs. Southampton
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter at Anfield between Liverpool and Southampton.
Nov 16, 15:02
Virgil van Dijk is loving life after the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk completely focused on Southampton'
Mauricio Pellegrino expects to see a fully committed Virgil van Dijk when Southampton head to Anfield to take on Liverpool next weekend.
Nov 15, 16:00
Wigan manager Malky Mackay gives instructions during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Wigan Athletic at Madejski Stadium on February 17, 2015
Result: Memphis Depay goal helps Netherlands beat Scotland
Scotland succumb to a 1-0 defeat against the Netherlands in Thursday night's international friendly at Pittodrie.
Nov 9, 21:41
Virgil van Dijk is loving life after the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Virgil van Dijk: 'I am happy at Southampton'
Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk says that he is "giving 100%" for Southampton, and is "happy" at the Premier League club.
Nov 7, 10:26
Chris Wood celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Burnley and Crystal Palace on September 10, 2017
Team News: Chris Wood back for Burnley against Southampton
Chris Wood starts up front for Burnley in their trip to Southampton.
Nov 4, 14:06
Southampton defender Maya Yoshida in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Maya Yoshida: Virgil van Dijk "really comfortable" at Southampton
Southampton defender Maya Yoshida does not expect teammate Virgil van Dijk to down tools, even if his move to Liverpool in January fails to materialise.
Oct 29, 21:16
Philippe Coutinho in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United on October 14, 2017
Report: Jurgen Klopp allowed to invest all money made from Philippe Coutinho sale
Jurgen Klopp will be able to reinvest all the money made from Liverpool's prospective sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, according to reports.
Oct 29, 12:10
Ben Foster in action for West Brom on October 25, 2014
Team News: Ben Foster starts for West Bromwich Albion
Ben Foster is passed fit to start for West Bromwich Albion in their trip to Southampton.
Oct 21, 16:34
A general shot of the new Main Stand at Anfield ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Watford on November 6, 2016
Liverpool 'keeping tabs on Perr Schuurs'
Liverpool are reportedly monitoring the progress of 17-year-old defender Perr Schuurs following a trial at the club earlier this year.
Oct 16, 13:13
Manolo Gabbiadini in action during the Premier League game between Southampton and West Ham United on February 4, 2017
Result: Manolo Gabbiadini nets double to help Southampton to draw with Newcastle United
Southampton twice come from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United in a thrilling Premier League encounter at St Mary's.
Oct 15, 17:55
Mauricio Pellegrino observes the action during the Premier League game between Southampton and Watford on September 9, 2017
Live Commentary: Southampton 2-2 Newcastle United - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Southampton's 2-2 draw with Newcastle United in the Premier League.
Oct 15, 15:00
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Report: Barcelona ready to move for Virgil van Dijk
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is reportedly a January transfer target for Barcelona, having been watched up close by scouts during the international break.
Oct 15, 13:09
Gareth Bale in action during the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Austria on September 2, 2017
Best XI: Players to have missed out on World Cup qualification
Sports Mole selects the best XI of players who have failed to qualify for next summer's World Cup, including Alexis Sanchez, Gareth Bale and two Ballon d'Or nominees.
Oct 11, 17:40
Former Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz in action for Switzerland on April 28, 2004.
Stephane Henchoz: 'Liverpool have no chance of winning title'
Stephane Henchoz believes that Liverpool have "absolutely no chance" of winning the Premier League title due to their defensive frailties.
Oct 8, 17:45
Liverpool defender Joel Matip in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Jamie Redknapp: 'Liverpool defenders are not good enough'
Former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp believes that the club are paying the price for failing to bring in Virgil van Dijk from Southampton during the summer.
Oct 3, 16:52
Virgil van Dijk is loving life after the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Virgil van Dijk hints at January move to Liverpool
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk suggests that he is still hopeful of joining Liverpool in January despite seeing his proposed summer move to Anfield break down.
Oct 3, 16:12
Virgil van Dijk is loving life after the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk called up by Netherlands
Netherlands boss Dick Advocaat adds Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk to his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Sweden.
Oct 2, 12:18
Mark Hughes greets Antonio Conte during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Result: Peter Crouch nets late winner for Stoke City against former club Southampton
A late goal from Peter Crouch earns Stoke City a 2-1 victory over Southampton in their Premier League encounter at the Bet365 Stadium.
Sep 30, 16:58
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Team News: Virgil van Dijk makes first Premier League start of season
Virgil van Dijk is included in the Southampton starting lineup for the first time this season ahead of their Premier League clash with Stoke City.
Sep 30, 14:03
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Southampton must be patient with Virgil van Dijk'
Southampton will continue to be patient over returning Virgil van Dijk to their starting lineup, says manager Mauricio Pellegrino.
Sep 28, 17:02
Southampton winger Nathan Redmond in action during his side's EFL Cup final against Manchester United at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Nathan Redmond: 'Premier League clubs can now hang on to best players'
Southampton winger Nathan Redmond believes that smaller Premier League clubs are now able to hang on to their best players.
Sep 24, 15:49
Jose Mourinho winks during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Team News: Manchester United unchanged against Southampton
Jose Mourinho names an unchanged Manchester United side for the trip to Southampton.
Sep 23, 14:04
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk needs to play'
Mauricio Pellegrino insists that Virgil van Dijk needs to play as the Southampton manager prepares his squad to face Manchester United on Saturday.
Sep 21, 17:03
A general shot of St Mary's Stadium prior to Southampton's Premier League clash with Chelsea on October 30, 2016
Preview: Southampton vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium.
Sep 21, 15:14
Jurgen Klopp watches the warm-up ahead of the Premier League game between Liverpool and Burnley on September 16, 2017
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp open to signing new players in January
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he is open to doing transfer business when the window opens in January.
Sep 19, 09:51
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Virgil van Dijk scores for Southampton Under-23s in win over Stoke City
Virgil van Dijk scores in Southampton Under-23s' win over Stoke City as he steps up his recovery ahead of this weekend's match against Manchester United.
Sep 18, 22:21
John Aldridge during the Liverpool FC Legends and Kaizer Chiefs Legends autograph session at Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World on November 15, 2013
John Aldridge: 'Liverpool need two centre-backs'
John Aldridge claims that Liverpool need two centre-backs in order to strengthen the team's defence.
Sep 18, 21:37
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino 'wanted to sell Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk'
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino was reportedly keen to sell Virgil van Dijk during the summer window, but was overruled by the club's board.
Sep 17, 12:19
Steven Davis celebrates getting the opener during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Result: Southampton pour more misery on Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace become the first club in top-flight history to lose their opening five league games without scoring a goal after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
Sep 16, 14:23
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Team News: Virgil van Dijk on Southampton bench
Virgil van Dijk is named among the substitutes for Southampton's trip to Crystal Palace.
Sep 16, 11:32
Southampton's Ryan Bertrand in action against Arsenal on May 10, 2017
Ryan Bertrand: 'No bad vibes surrounding Virgil van Dijk situation'
Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand insists that there were "no bad vibes" in the Saints dressing room after Virgil van Dijk's return to the fold.
Sep 15, 21:01
Virgil van Dijk is subbed with a foot injury during the Premier League game between Southampton and Leicester City on January 22, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk was one of Southampton's leaders'
Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino hints towards Virgil van Dijk being stripped of the captain's armband after claiming that he "was" one of the team's leaders.
Sep 14, 15:45
Jurgen Klopp is not happy in this moment during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Jurgen Klopp: 'One man cannot solve defensive problems'
Jurgen Klopp admits that there is "space for improvement" after being held to a 2-2 draw by Sevilla, but is adamant one new signing will not solve Liverpool's problems.
Sep 14, 09:09
Stefan de Vrij of Netherlands celebrates scoring the opening goal during the international friendly match between the Netherlands and Spain held at Amsterdam Arena on March 31, 2015
Report: Liverpool enter race for Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij
Liverpool will reportedly battle it out with Inter Milan and Juventus for the signature of Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, who could be available for free next summer.
Sep 13, 15:44
Jurgen Klopp celebrates during the Champions League playoff between Liverpool and Hoffenheim on August 23, 2017
Emile Heskey: 'Jurgen Klopp did things the right way in transfer market'
Emile Heskey believes that manager Jurgen Klopp should be trusted in the market following the club's transfer activity in the summer.
Sep 11, 21:30
Virgil Van Dijk in action during the Europa League game between Southampton and Hapoel Be'er Sheva on December 8, 2016
Virgil van Dijk gets minutes under his belt with Southampton Under-23s
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk features for the Under-23s in a bid to step up his fitness following eight months on the sidelines.
Sep 11, 21:09



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