It was once all meant to be a excellent-natured gesture to signify Van Dijk, who price £75million, in reality was once value his weight in gold following his debut function towards Everton.
JAMIE CARRAGHER REVEALS RUMOUR ABOUT VIRGIL VAN DIJK
Police first arrived at the scene in a while ahead of 9am as of late because the Paddy Power plan backfired.
They demanded to peer protection forms and, when that was once produced, have been nonetheless now not glad it met their necessities.
Four police vehicles then arrived and ordered the statue to be taken down right away and insisted it was once because of fears of a ‘bomb risk’.
A supply stated: “The handiest factor it threatens is Liverpool lovers’ sense of humour.
“The one risk was once after seeing his statue, Van Dijk would possibly shield like a statue. It was once a innocuous stunt and it in fact regarded somewhat spectacular.
“The whole thing must have cost a bomb!”
Liverpool’s deal for Van Dijk made him the most costly defender within the historical past of the sport.
It is simply the most recent mega-cash soccer switch following Neymar’s £198million transfer to PSG ultimate summer time, when even the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain commanded a £40million worth-tag.
It later emerged that Van Dijk will MISS the fit via harm.
Express Sport understands the £75million centre-again, who netted on his debut in a 2-1 FA Cup win over Everton, has been dominated out with a decent hamstring.
It approach Jurgen Klopp is poised to recall Dejan Lovren to the aspect to stand league leaders City, who have not misplaced a recreation all season.
City have not gained at Anfield for 15 years however they’ve by no means been in higher shape having cruised to a 15-point lead at the highest of the Premier League.
They beaten the Reds five-zero ultimate time they met after Sadio Mane was once despatched off.