Virgil van Dijk's record fee doesn't matter, says Jurgen Klopp

Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 12:01 IST | AFP

Jurgen Klopp insists it doesn't matter that he paid a world record fee for a defender to sign Virgil van Dijk (in pic) because the Dutch star is good enough to prove value for money

Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk

Jurgen Klopp insists it doesn't matter that he paid a world record fee for a defender to sign Virgil van Dijk (in pic) because the Dutch star is good enough to prove value for money. Klopp splashed out a reported $100 million to bring Van Dijk to Anfield from Southampton on Wednesday. Opinion is divided over whether the Liverpool manager was right to pay such a huge sum for a player that Premier League leaders Manchester City wanted before they balked at the asking price.

Klopp told Sky Sports: "Quality. That's why we got him, that's why we were interested in him. It's quite difficult at the moment because technically he's still a Southampton player. We don't make the prices, the market does. Liverpool supporters should forget about the price."

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