Virgil van Dijk: Klopp sent message to Liverpool directors after goal vs Everton – Keown

That is the opinion of BBC Sport pundit and former Everton defender Martin Keown.

“It’s those two linking up again; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Van Dijk,” Keown said.

“On his debut, the Kop End, you can’t ask for more. Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

“Pickford here comes for this ball and he has to win it.

“He has no right to get his head to that. He just steers it on target, great ball in you have to say but Pickford, if he’s going to come he has to win it.

“Emphatic header. ‘That’s why I paid £75million for him’, just looking up at the directors.

“Great start for him and Pickford knows, he knows he’s got to get that ball.

“He comes for it, he could be an England keeper in the making but you’ve got to come for those crosses and you’ve got to dominate.”