Virgil van Dijk has claimed that the public do not know the real story behind his move to Liverpool from Southampton.
Virgil Van Dijk made it clear last summer that he wanted to leave St Mary’s, but he was forced into staying put.
Liverpool publicly withdrew their interest in the centre-back after being accused by the Saints of tapping up, but Van Dijk finally got his desired move.
Early in the January transfer window, the 26-year-old finalised a transfer to the Merseyside outfit, who reportedly spent £75m to secure his signature.
“People don’t know what really happened,” Van Dijk told BBC Sport. “I kept my head down and kept playing. I was out for eight months and was just happy to play again.
“I just switched on again after the transfer window in the summer. I didn’t think about anything until I got a phone call from the Southampton board.
Van Dijk also gave his views on his first few weeks at Anfield, as he has made a big impression in Klopp’s in-form side.
“I came here to achieve everything possible,” added Van Dijk. “I made the choice to come here base on everything. I love the fans, the atmosphere in the stadium and at away games. The quality we have in our team is unbelievable. I am proud and happy to be here.
“Klopp is very good and an amazing guy as well. A lot of the attributes he has makes us achieve good things in the future.”