'Love for the club never goes away' - Virgil van Dijk delivers verdict on historic Celtic run
By James Black
Former Celtic star Virgil van Dijk has hailed Celtic’s “unbelievable” 63-game unbeaten run and revealed he still looks out for the Hoops’ score every week.
The Southampton star spent two seasons in Glasgow and lifted two Scottish titles and a Scottish league title after his move from Groningen
Rodgers has still yet to lose a single domestic match since taking charge of Celtic in the summer of 2016.
Celtic’s 4-0 win at St Johnstone last week means they have now gone 63 domestic games without defeat – breaking their own century-old British domestic record set by Willie Maley’s side in 1917.
“They have been unbelievable,” Van Dijk said, as quoted by The Scotsman website. “They have done brilliantly and I always look out for Celtic’s results.
“When you play for Celtic, your love for the club never goes away.
“They have made great strides under Brendan Rodgers.
“They made history last week and that was great to see.
“It shows how strong they are and, hopefully, they can keep going.”
Van Dijk will be re-united with some of his former team-mates at Pittodrie on Thursday night when the Dutchman returns to Scotland to represent his country in a friendly against the Scots.
The 26-year-old was in demand this summer with a number of big clubs linked with a move for the international defender – with van Dijk even submitting a transfer request – before ending up staying with Southampton.
The Scottish champions are in line to benefit when van Dijk does move on from St. Mary’s after inserting a sell-on clause in the players contract when they agreed to sell him to Saints.
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