Revealed: Why Virgil van Dijk chose to join Liverpool

Following a troubled start to life at Anfield, Virgil van Dijk believes he is finally starting to find his rhythm on Meyerside.

Despite making a dream start to life at Liverpool by scoring a late winner at the Kop End in the Meyerside Derby, the 26-year-old has found himself with a lot of catching up to do having gone a long-period without regular first-team football.

Two months on and the Dutch international believes he is finally catching up to speed with the rest of the squad as he looks to make his dream move a success.

“Every day here is tough”

Van Dijk Virgil van Dijk during Liverpool 2 - Leicester 1

Virgil van Dijk during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield on December 30, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The central-defender has admitted that life at Liverpool is far more demanding than it was on the South coast at Southampton.

He has also admitted that adapting to the Reds’ style of play has been a long process but after plenty of hard work, he is confident that he is finally beginning to reach the levels required.

Van Dijk said:

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“I am getting used to how we play.

The intensity of our game is a lot higher than what I was used to.

Every day here is tough. We work very hard, run a lot and there is a big difference.

I needed to step up my game, especially in the beginning.”

The Dutch international went on to speak about his reasoning behind joining Liverpool:

“I came here to achieve everything possible.

I made the choice to come here based on everything.

I love the fans, the atmosphere in the stadium and at away games.

The quality we have in our team is unbelievable. I am proud and happy to be here.

Klopp is very good and an amazing guy as well.

A lot of the attributes he has makes us achieve good things in the future.”