Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has revealed that he told West Brom to sign Virgil van Dijk from Celtic.
Van Dijk is now at Liverpool after the Reds bought him from Southampton last January and the Dutchman has made a massive difference to the Reds rearguard.
Jurgen Klopp‘s men have only conceded five Premier League goals this term and Van Dijk has been a big part of that with his commanding presence at the back.
“With my Scottish connections, I watched him play for Celtic,” Fletcher revealed on Sky Sports.
“We were looking at centre backs after the first summer we’d been there, and I was recommending Jonny Evans, who we managed to get, which was fantastic.
“And I also said ‘go and get Van Dijk’, I think it was before he went to Southampton for £10m, £11m.
“Obviously West Brom felt it was a little bit too much.
“He’s made a massive difference to Liverpool. He’s a monster as well. He’s so big and powerful, he cruises through games – he’s top class.”