And he’s already paying his fee back, only not with defensive clearances but with match-winning goals instead.
As the game approached the dying-minutes at Anfield and with the score level at 1-1 following goals from James Milner and Gylfi Sigurdsson, Liverpool won a corner kick.
Jordan Pickford won’t be happy with his half-hearted leap toward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross, nor will his manager Sam Allardyce.
Not than van Dijk was too bothered, as he nodded the ball past the helpless Toffees keeper to secure his side’s place in the next round.
As far as debuts go, I think we can all agree, that will go down as a very special one!