Liverpool FC on Wednesday confirmed that they have agreed a deal with Southampton to sign Holland international, Virgil Van Dijk.
Liverpool Football Club can confirm they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 27, 2017
The 26 year-old centre back who has been subject of transfer speculation was reportedly being monitored by Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool.
However, it is the club from Merseyside who have acted quickly, with the defender set to join the reds on January 1 when the transfer window re-opens.
Van Dijk is set to wear the number 4 Jersey at Anfield as he joins a host of other ex-Southampton players: Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne at Liverpool.