6th January, 2018
It was surely a sweet, sweet debut for Van Dijk as he scored the winner for his new team Liverpool F.C. as they swept aside a determined Everton F.C. at the Merseyside yesterday.
The new signing who has just been bought from Southampton for a record £75m did not waste time in making his presence felt as he headed in a late goal which decided the FA Cup third round explosive tie in favour of a Liverpool side that was missing the services of their injured star and newly crowned African Footballer of the year – Mohammed Sallah as well as F.C. Barcelona target Phillipe Coutinho.
James Milner had earlier on put the Reds in front from the penalty spot after Mason Holgate’s was adjudged to have fouled Adam Lallana in the forbidden area.
The visitors however found reprieve in the second half as Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a very brilliant goal from the edge of the area thereby giving Everton every reason to dream of a replay on their home ground at Goodison Park.
That was however not to be as the new Liverpool record signing stole the show with a late winner for his new team and thereby sending them into the fourth round of the competition.