Van Dijk reveals thoughts on £75m Liverpool price tag

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The 20-year-old - who is a centre-back by trade - has impressed at right-back during Nathaniel Clyne's extended spell on the sidelines. Of course, both have made their fair share of mistakes but as young defenders in a hugely competitive league, what more could you expect? "No doubt about that".

"So far we got all the players we wanted to have".

It could have been very different, with Conte admitting he was keen to take the centre back - but it is understood the west London club would only have paid a full £25m less than Liverpool shelled out.

However, it's not all been plain sailing for the former Charlton Athletic starlet.

"When he (Klopp) came in, I was going through a tough time", Gomez told the Mirror.

Joe Gomez
GETTYJoe Gomez thinks he will benefit greatly from Virgil van Dijk being at Liverpool

Liverpool FC are bound to be linked with a host of players this month as they look to try and enjoy a successful second half of the season under Jurgen Klopp. I think as a player you would love to have a manager who does that. "It's something I'll always be grateful for".

"I need to be coming off the pitch every game with my voice gone, and that's something I can bring". "It gave me goosebumps, and is something I'll never forget".

Gomez received his first England call-up from Gareth Southgate in 2017, making his debut against Germany before winning the Man of the Match award in a 0-0 draw against Brazil.

Only runaway leaders Manchester City have let in less goals, and Chelsea sit 16 points behind Pep Guardiola's impressive side.

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