Van Dijk praises Liverpool target who almost signed for the club

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Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has expressed his admiration for a player who was once a target for Liverpool and came close to signing for the club.

 Virgil van Dijk saysRepublic of Ireland and Brighton striker Ivan Ferguson is a player with a bright future as Liverpool become one of the clubs wanting the striker to join the team. Ferguson is the joint top scorer in the Premier League so far this ufabet season after scoring four goals for Brighton. Including a hat-trick in the win over Newcastle, the 18-year-old has scored 10 goals in 24 Premier League appearances and has inevitably caught the attention of some of Europe’s top clubs. with Liverpool stating that he is Mo Salah’s replacement.

Van Dijk praises Liverpool target who almost signed for the club

          In addition, rival clubs Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with the player. While Manchester City are also targeting Ferguson. As the successor to Erling Haaland, it remains to be seen how much Brighton will demand for Ferguson. After the Seagulls made a huge amount of money from selling their players recently.

          Since the summer of 2020, Brighton sold Anthony Knockaert for £15 million. Ben White for £50 million, Dan Burn for £13 million, Yves Bissouma for £25 million.  Leo Ostigard for 4.5 million pounds, Marc Cugureya for 56 million pounds. Leandro Trossar for 20 million pounds, Alexis Mac Allister for 35 million pounds. Robert Sanchez for 25 million pounds and Moises Caicedo for 100 million pounds. All 10 players were bought for a total of 63.7 million pounds and left for a total of 343.5 million pounds. playing in The Premier League averages just 66 matches for clubs.

          And with Ferguson seemingly following them out as well to guarantee Brighton a huge fortune. Van Dijk won’t have the chance to observe the youngster up close. In Ireland’s game against the Netherlands in World Cup qualifying. Last night (Sunday, September 10, 2023) because Ferguson had a knee injury. But the Reds’ centre-half gave some words of encouragement to the striker.

          “If you score a hat-trick before the international break, He is definitely in good shape and full of confidence,” he said. “He looks like he is a forward with a future for Ireland now and in the future. And that is definitely a big blow to them. (He didn’t play) but whoever will play tomorrow for them. We have to be ready to fight.” “I know very well playing at home with fans. their position and the situation in which they are They will do anything to make it difficult for us. But we have to be ready and I will be ready.”

 Van Dijk also revealed the £100,000 fine and one-match ban he received for his reaction to being sent off in Liverpool’s win over Newcastle last month. Van Dijk, who initially Refusing to leave the field at St James’ Park, he said. It was a hard and expensive lesson. I can’t say more about this. *I accepted it and I’m glad it’s over. “I was punished for this. And I don’t think I’m setting a good example. Hopefully the money will go to the right people. It is always better to use it for good.”

          In fact Ferguson could be teammates with Van Dijk at Liverpool While he came to test his skills with the club But I decided to choose Brighton. To have a better chance of entering the field “I went to Liverpool a couple of times,” Ferguson told The Athletic last summer. “It’s a good club. But you see the children Many at Liverpool gradually disappeared and did not have the opportunity to be in the first team.” “At that time I thought ‘I just want to play for the under-18s for two years and then move to the under-23s, where do I go from there?'” “ Brighton are a good club. People working around Always there to help.” Ferguson’s decision was clearly the right one. Because his progress has been impressive and he has scored 4 goals in 4 league games this season.