Liverpool’s record signing was finally confirmed on December 27, 2017, with Liverpool agreeing to pay Southampton £75 million for the Dutch defender making him the most expensive Liverpool signing Ever and the most expensive defender in the world
The deal put an end to a transfer saga that had raged on for months with Southampton refusing to budge during the 2017 summer window.
Since arriving at Anfield, Van Dijk has been a complete success. He has been integral in helping Liverpool shore up a previously suspect defence. A great physique, calm demeanour and great ability to play it out from the back ensure that Van Dijk is a perfect modern day centre-half and has been one of the high points of Jurgen Klopp’s career at Liverpool so far.
In second is new goalkeeper Alisson Becker who was signed from AS Roma last summer. The Brazilian was signed for a fee of 66.8 million pounds. The Brazilian no.1 has caught the eye during his time in Italy, despite shipping seven goals against the Reds in the Champions League semi-final last season.