Virgil van Dijk scores late header on debut to win Merseyside derby
Smart move, playing him. There were those who thought Jurgen Klopp had erred, plunging Virgil van Dijk into the derby for his debut.
Certainly, when he missed a free header in front of the Kop, four minutes before Everton equalised. It could ruin a man’s confidence, that. Fortunately, Liverpool’s record acquisition is made of stronger stuff. That’s what you pay £75million for.
So when, with five minutes to go, Liverpool won a corner on the left, up went Van Dijk again. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain struck an inswinger and there was Liverpool’s instant hero, rising with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, getting there first, winning the game against Liverpool’s oldest and nearest rivals.
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