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Van Dijk: Size and culture of Liverpool convinced me

Virgil van Dijk is delighted to have completed his move to Liverpool.

The former Southampton defender's transfer was confirmed this morning.

Upon concluding the deal, Van Dijk told Liverpoolfc.com: “I am happy to be here and I can't wait to get started.

“I think the most important thing is the size of the club, the culture of the club, the players, the manager and obviously the fans, who make the club this special.

“With the history at the club and everything around it – even the training ground and stuff – it is just a perfect, perfect match for me, and a perfect match for my family as well."

Van Dijk is relishing the prospect of running out at Anfield as a Liverpool player having watched the Reds' victory over Leicester City on Saturday from the directors' box.

“I think it'll be something special," he said. “I think Anfield is a very special stadium and it is my home right now as well.

“I am just looking forward to being on the pitch, especially as a [home] player at the stadium. It's going to be nice, especially the evening games and the European nights."

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