- Virgil was linked with moves to Etihad and Stamford Bridge before signing with Liverpool.
- Before making a decision, he learned a lot about his potential suitors.
- It was not just about the way the clubs play, but also about their cities, fans and the dressing-room atmosphere.
- Signing with Liverpool felt like the right decision.
Two and a half years ago, Liverpool were not the only Premier League club linked with Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman was heavily rumoured to be going to the Etihad or Stamford Bridge but eventually made Anfield his home.
"Before I made the decision to choose Liverpool, I looked at all the aspects of the clubs; the way of playing, the team-mates, the future as well," the centre-back said.
"The city, the fans, everything has got to be big part of joining a club.
"I think Liverpool at that time when I made the decision was the right decision and to reach the Champions League final in my first six months was obviously a big bonus."
And now that the 6th European Cup was brought home and the Premier League trophy is all but won, the decision looks even more right, doesn't it?