Van Dijk will get even better for Liverpool, says Klopp


first_img0Shares0000The Dutch centre-half was a long-term target for Liverpool after failing in their bid to land him last summer, but he has been worth the wait for Klopp.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 10 – Jurgen Klopp says Sh10.4bn (£75mn) January signing Virgil van Dijk has proved to be even better than he imagined.Van Dijk returns to former club Southampton on Sunday after quickly settling into life under Klopp, following his record-breaking move to Anfield. The Dutch centre-half was a long-term target for Liverpool after failing in their bid to land him last summer, but he has been worth the wait for Klopp.“I’m not surprised that he is really, really fantastic and exactly like what we would have expected,” Klopp said.“He has all the football tools, he is getting better and better. He was not 100 per cent fit when he arrived here for different reasons but he’s getting better and better. Everything will be even better in a few weeks.“He is a football playing centre half. That’s what he is. He is good and I’m absolutely happy having him around.”Klopp believes that van Dijk will get even better next season too, once he comes to grips with the size of his new club.“It is a completely different way of working here. We can beat Southampton, they can beat us. We play in the same league but everything is different here. Each player will tell you exactly the same,” added the Liverpool boss.“It’s not only the football thing. Liverpool is an outstanding big club and the boys have to do a lot of things around training, much more than the other clubs but it is all good.“You have to adapt to all these things and then there is the football. We had much more time to train but it is still not exactly like you would do it in the pre-season.“That’s the truth. That’s why I said you will see the best Virgil Van Dijk after pre-season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

EURO BATTLE: THE COPE AND HARKIN AGREE MASSIVE RECOUNT AFTER DEADLOCK


first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher is in a battle for that final seat in Europe.PAT The Cope Gallagher is in the race for the last seat in Europe – after a massive recount was ordered.The Donegal politician and Marian Harkin are just a few hundred votes apart.And after Fianna Fail asked for a recount, every single 663,703 votes cast in the 15-county constituency will be recounted. Officially Gallagher is around 250 behind Harkin after sweeping up transfers from Thomas Byrne.But that’s very small when set against the massive vote.Representatives for both candidates agreed to call for a full recount which is expected to get underway at 9am.Earlier Sinn Fein’s Matt Carthy was elected to the third seat in the Midlands Northwest constituency joining Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness and Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan. “The days of the Fianna Fail/Fine Gael stranglehold on politics in this State is long over and good riddance to be quite frank,” said Carthy.“I just want to thank the membership of Sinn Fein for entrusting me to be the public face of the party for this campaign and to say that I hope that I don’t let them down and I hope that Sinn Fein doesn’t let those people who entrusted us with their vote down, I don’t believe we will. I think we are seen ever increasingly as a party that stands by those communities that need support and we intend to deliver for those communities,” he added. EURO BATTLE: THE COPE AND HARKIN AGREE MASSIVE RECOUNT AFTER DEADLOCK was last modified: May 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CastlebarPat the Copelast_img read more