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Klopp Always Knew Van Dijk Would Be ‘Outstanding’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lauded the impact of Virgil van Dijk since the defender’s arrival at Anfield.

Van Dijk, 27, is sure to have a key role to play once more when Liverpool host Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.

The Netherlands international has led a much-improved Liverpool defense since joining from Southampton for a reported £75million in January.

Klopp said he always knew Van Dijk would have a massive impact on arrival at the Premier League giants.

“From the first second, he was brilliant,” he told UK newspapers.

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