Video – Liverpool Star Recreates Celtic Days

Virgil Van Dijk has always spoke well of his time at Celtic. It was with the Hoops that he got his first taste of Champions League football, and made his name before joining Southampton. Few could begrudge Van Djik the move to the English Premiership as the defender has gone on to greater things, by signing for Liverpool and winning the European Cup, as well as being almost certain to add the English Premier League title to that honour.

The Ballon d’Or nominee was videoed in Liverpool training today, alongside Celtic fanatic and teammate, Andrew Robertson. As the Dutchman lined up a free kick, Robertson can be heard shouting: “Just like your Celtic days, top corner.” Van Dijk duly obliged, smashing the ball into the postage stamp of the net, with a strike akin to that of his free kicks against Inverness, Dundee and Hibernian.

Watch the footage below:

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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