Manchester City showed interest in the Dutchman before joining Liverpool
It is no secret that Pep Guardiola is a great admirer of new Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk. Before Liverpool snapped up the former Southampton defender, they had to face fierce competition from the Cityzens. Van Dijk’s will to join the Reds played a big role. But before the transfer to Liverpool, a year before Van Dijk posed in a City kit. Why?
In 2016, speculation was already mounting that Van Dijk was ready to leave the Saints and join Manchester City. Therefore, one of his teammates decided to buy him the City kit and rucksack as a secret Santa present. Moreover, the picture managed to appear on the social media after Jose Fonte posted it on his Instagram. Despite all, Van Dijk in the end chose Liverpool and a few days ago was without a doubt ecstatic after his teammates beat the leaders Manchester City. He was ruled out from the game with a tight hamstring. But, today he trained normally with the rest of the team and is in contention to face Swansea on Monday night.