On This Day in 2014, Virgil Van Dijk scored an incredible free kick. The Liverpool skipper used his spell at Celtic to develop towards the colossus at the back that he is today with Celtic supporters were in no doubts about his abilities, especially after goals like this.
Despite Kris Commons scoring twice and Teemu Pukki contributing with one, the show was stolen by the Dutchman’s brilliant free kick against a doomed Hibs side.
10 years ago today, Hibs 0:4 Celtic.
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Van Dijk won two Premiership titles in Glasgow, as well as the League Cup under Ronny Deila & Collins but he also played European football, Champions League group stages in 2013 and Europa League Last 32 the following year. A £12m move to Southampton followed and two years after that, Van Dijk became the most expensive defender in the world after a £75m move to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. In that time, he has sealed the Champions League crown before helping Liverpool lift that allusive Premier League title in 2020. VVD will be targeting more silverware for the Reds this year.