Virgil van Dijk raves about Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp

The Liverpool FC signing hails Jurgen Klopp as a 'complete manager'

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC defender Virgil van Dijk Photo: Virgil van Dijk / Instagram

Virgil van Dijk has hailed Liverpool FC’s Jurgen Klopp as the “complete manager”.

The Netherlands international moved to Liverpool FC in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Southampton in the January transfer window.

Van Dijk was linked with a switch to Chelsea FC and Manchester City but the Dutch centre-half opted to complete a club record move to Liverpool FC.

Klopp played a big role in convincing the 26-year-old to complete a transfer to Liverpool FC ahead of their Premier League title rivals.

Van Dijk has helped to reinforce the Liverpool FC defence after the Merseyside outfit made the former Celtic man the most expensive defender in the world.

Liverpool FC are on course to finish in the Premier League’s top four for the second successive season.

Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Liverpool FC’s second leg at Manchester City in their Champions League quarter-final, Van Dijk said:

“Obviously that stays more in people’s minds because that is what you see, but he is much more than that,” said Van Dijk.

“He is the complete manager.

“He is a fantastic team manager, player manager as well, everyone is working hard together.

“You don’t see all the hard work we put in behind the scenes. He has shown already that he is an outstanding manager.”

Van Dijk was close to a move to Liverpool FC in the summer transfer window.

The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term after Klopp led the Merseyside outfit to a Champions League spot in his first full season in charge.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

David De Gea
Jamie Carragher: Man United need to worry about this player
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Southampton
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Arsenal in talks with Real Madrid about loan deal for Dani Ceballos – report
David De Gea
Jamie Carragher: Man United need to worry about this player
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United in ‘pole position’ to sign 23-year-old ahead of Chelsea FC – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Man United v Southampton
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Southampton
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Arsenal in talks with Real Madrid about loan deal for Dani Ceballos – report
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker reacts to Andy Robertson’s goal in Liverpool FC’s 1-1 draw with Burnley