The wait is finally over for eager Liverpool fans as Jurgen Klopp has included the record breaking Virgil Van Dijk in his starting lineup.
The 75 million pound man will play his Liverpool debut in a sold out Anfield, as local rivals Everton come to play this crucial FA Cup fixture.
Liverpool announced the lineup on their official Twitter account on Friday evening.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 5, 2018
Fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight that the Netherlands international will be playing his first game for the Reds.
Here are some of the best reactions from excited Liverpool fans:
wow Virgil ….come on reds ????❤️????????????????????????
— elisha (@elisha_lfc) January 5, 2018
this excites me beyond words
— gem✨ (@gemmajacksxn) January 5, 2018
Omg Van Dijk
— Sabah (@Sabah07) January 5, 2018
— Nasra Ali (@afrika5uk) January 5, 2018
What a game to make your debut @VirgilvDijk ????????
— James Ede (@edey_84) January 5, 2018
The future captain’s debut
— Tamara (@_Syriana_) January 5, 2018
OHHHHHHHH IT'S VAN DIJK AND EVERTON ATTACKERS COVER THEIR EYES IN HORROR
— Aaron (@AaronEArmstrong) January 5, 2018
Buzzing Van Dijk is starting!!! https://t.co/ucGRZbKOa0
— Luke Price (@LTCunningham23) January 5, 2018
This could be the beginning of a new stable back four for Liverpool, who have suffered due to inconsistent performances from their former starting centre-halves.
Another surpirse inclusion is that of Adam Lallana who has been sidelined for the majority of the 2017/18 season due to injury – fans seem equally excited to see the Englishman included as well.