Chelsea announced a £69.2m profit on player trading in their latest annual financial results earlier this month - largely underpinned by the £60m sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG in January 2017 - and have been looking to balance signings with departures for several years. However, with Barcelona losing Neymar in a rather shocking transfer saga, the Catalan giants needed a new marquee player and potentially an heir to the irreplaceable Andres Iniesta.
Sam Allardyce's team weren't quite so passive in this match, even if Liverpool were always going to dominate the ball.
Scoring the winner in the Merseyside derby was the fairytale bit but, to be honest, it was the previous 83 minutes that really took my eye.
James Ward-Prowse scored the only goal of the game in the first half. The giant defender is currently priced a £5.4.
Another chunk of the Van Dijk transfer fee - around £6 million - is also due to Celtic regarding their sell-on clause in Van Dijk's Saints transfer contract.
"It was not the best piece of football for 95 minutes, but a proper fight".Читайте также: Solución para 'Dreamers' a cambio de recursos para el muro — Trump reitera
'When I was young I would watch Ronaldinho play, I would watch him give magic.
"The signing of Virgil van Dijk is a statement".
The Reds are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table as they seek Champions League qualification for the second season running under Klopp. Does this Liverpool team now have a new string to its bow?
Of course, van Dijk's main contribution was his winning goal.
Aside from a James Milner volley flying across goal and wide there was very little in way of actual goal threat until Adam Lallana turned Holgate and the young defender stuck out an arm to impede the Liverpool midfielder.
The Toffees defender shoved his opponent into the front row of the Main Stand, provoking an angry reaction from the Brazilian, a melee and the two protagonists exchanging angry words which left Holgate apoplectic.
This was seen in the Reds' previous home match, when Matip's hurried pass to Emre Can saw Leicester gain possession and ultimately take the lead.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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