Virgil Van Dijk: Scoring Winner On Debut Was A "Dream"

Esther Moore
January 9, 2018

"However, Liverpool sealed passage to the fourth round €" and their first win in five attempts on home turf against the Toffees in the competition €" with a dramatic goal in the dying minutes.

Van Dijk made his debut for Liverpool in the FA Cup third-round tie against Everton at Anfield on Friday evening.

Except for those few seconds, after 84 minutes, when he wandered up for a corner, rose to meet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross, and ended his first appearance for Liverpool, his first appearance as a record-breaker, with the winning goal in a 2-1 victory against Everton.

"What a night", the Dutchman told BBC Sport. "[The win] was thoroughly deserved, it felt fantastic to be out there".

It was a fine finish to a game that was otherwise low on quality, as Liverpool, clearly tired from their Christmas travails, sank to the level of a boring Sam Allardyce Blues side, gifting a sloppy equalizer to Gylfi Sigurdsson after a first half penalty from James Milner had put Jurgen Klopp's team ahead.

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Virgil van Dijk, who joined Liverpool from Southampton in the January transfer window, scored in the Merseyside derby.

"[Sigurdsson's] equalizer was the worst protection I ever saw in my life", Klopp admitted after the game.

Photo Virgil van Dijk, right, celebrating James Milner's first-half penalty kick. I am really happy.

With the way Van Dijk performed just days after being officially announced as a Liverpool player, the future looks bright and suggests that Klopp and his staff have a very clear mindset with the players they want to bring in to their system and how they can best utlitzie them. "In Germany, we say cup games have different laws and it was like that - there was an extra push from both sides".

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