Van Dijk: Price tag is a compliment

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists the £75m price tag is a big compliment to his hard work and does not make him nervous.

The Dutchman completed his move from Southampton to Anfield on January 1th and marked his full debut with an 84th-minute winner against Everton in the FA Cup third round. Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports' Jamie Carragher, Van Dijk insists the hefty price tag, which made him the most expensive defender on the planet, does not faze him.

-It doesn't make me nervous, it's a big compliment to myself for the hard work I've put in so far, that Liverpool is willing to pay that much money. I can't change anything about that, he said.

Chelsea and current Premier League leaders Manchester City were thought to be interested in the defender over the past year, but Van Dijk chose Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool after a move broke down in the summer.

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