Daily News Summary: Liverpool agree £75m Van Dijk deal; Dominant City go 15 points clear

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OFFICIAL: Liverpool sign Virgil Van Dijk on world record £75m deal

Liverpool have finally won the race to sign Southampton centre-back Virgil

van Dijk after agreeing a world record £75 million fee for a defender.

@Liverpool_FC-123: I have been waiting for this move since forever, glad

to see we got the deal done

@J-2k: Finally we don’t have to worry about goal at 86 minute or or 90

minute again

 

Newcastle United 0-1 Man City: Sterling scores to hand Citizens creepy

 victory streak

Manchester City moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League

after a dominant 1-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday.

@Cmon_CTID: 15 POINTS !!!! Mind the gap, Mourinho~

@rozay07: Undefeated , Undisputed , Unstoppable , We are the champions.

we are Premier league champions.

keep the clean sheets coming.

Love Manchester.

 

Milan 1-0 Inter: Cutrone strikes winner to knock Inter out of the 

Coppa Italia

Milan Cutrone strikes winner to knock Inter out of the Coppa Italia.

 

TRANSFER HEADLINE

January transfer news & rumours: Man Utd pull out of race to sign 

Griezmann

Barcelona will have a free path to sign £89 million-priced Antoine

Griezmann, with Manchester United not keen to participate in a bidding war

for the Atletico Madrid striker, according to Marca. It’s believed Jose

Mourinho is a fan of Griezmann but is not convinced the France

international is worth such a hefty transfer fee.

 

Neymar, Van Djik and the most expensive transfers in history

The new Liverpool signing broke the record for defenders on Wednesday –

but where does he rank among the rest of football’s big spenders?

 

WHAT THEY SAY

‘He is not worth it at all’ – Shearer slams £75m Liverpool new boy Van 

Dijk

The former Saints forward had his say on the first blockbuster transfer of

the new year, and other players were not slow to lend their opinions on VVD.

 

Arsene Wenger: Kolasinac didn’t start because of current back four 

formation

Sead Kolasinac has not started in the Premier League since Arsenal’s 1-1

draw at Southampton on December 10. Arsene Wenger has explained some

 of the reasons behind it.

 

Kane aiming to match Messi & Ronaldo dominance

The Spurs star outscored both men in 2017, but recognises that he must

continued to sustain his form to be mentioned alongside them

 

Guardiola: The Champions League favourites are the team with Messi

Manchester City may have won 18 league matches in a row, but Pep

Guardiola believes that Barcelona are still the favourites for the Champions

League, because they have Lionel Messi.

 

Virgil van Dijk: ‘I join one of the biggest clubs in world football’

Virgil van Dijk has hailed a ‘proud day for me and my family’ after

completing a record £75million move from Southampton to Liverpool.

 

THESE THINGS HAPPEN

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates fantastic 2017… at a special gala named 

after himself

It has been another remarkable year for Cristiano Ronaldo – and what better

way to celebrate than throwing a party  in his own honour.

 

Barcelona confirm Dembele will return in the match against Levante 

on Jan. 7

The first game of 2018 at Camp Nou will have extra significance. As well as

seeing Ernesto Valverde’s side for the first time in three weeks, supporters

will also be treated to the return of Ousmane Dembele, four months later.

The club are using the Frenchman to promote the match against Levante

on Jan. 7.

 

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

Van Dijk is world’s most expensive defender… here’s the top 10 most 

expensive defenders

Liverpool sprung a festive shock by announcing the signing of Virgil van

Dijk for £75m, a world-record fee for a defender.

 

Firmino is the least-heralded member of Liverpool’s Fab Four but he 

is world class

They rave about the brilliance of Philippe Coutinho, his dancing feet and the skills that transform a game in the blink of eye.

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