Liverpool announced the signing of the defender from Southampton for £75million almost 12 months ago
Virgil van Dijk has loved every minute of his first year as a Liverpool player.
The central defender has endeared himself to the Kop faithful with his incredible performances on the pitch.
He has had a huge hand in making Liverpool one of the best defences in the Premier League.
The statistics don’t lie as the Reds have conceded 0.5 goals per game since he signed with 59 per cent of matches ending in clean sheets.
Van Dijk tweeted a video about his first 12 months at the club, saying: “One year ago I joined @LFC It’s been an incredible year and I’ve loved every minute.”
Liverpool announced on December 27, 2017, they were set to sign van Dijk from Southampton and they completed the transfer on January 1 for a reported fee of £75million.
The 27-year-old scored an 84th minute winner on debuted against rivals Everton in the FA Cup to cement his early popularity.
This season, van Dijk has played in all 19 of Liverpool’s Premier League games where they sit six points clear at the top and have conceded just seven times.
He told the club’s website: “So, in the last year, everything I was expecting from Liverpool has come true. In fact, some things are even better than I could have imagined they would be.
“The people who work for the club, who work at Melwood, at the stadium and elsewhere are all fantastic people. Everything has been magnificent, fantastic for me.
“Things have been going well both personally and for the club as well, so maybe that helps settling in. The people have been helping me too. It feels like a family club and that’s something I really, really wanted and it’s definitely happened.”