Celtic and Southampton fans react on Twitter to Van Dijk's first Premier League goal

Southampton Football Club

The 24-year-old has been the subject of high praise after scoring his first Premier League goal for Southampton.

A week is a long, long time in football. For, last weekend, Twitter was full of jokes about how Anthony Martial had sent Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk back on loan to Celtic after embarrassing him for Manchester United.

It was truly embarrassing how the defender was left flailing by the 19-year-old...

But, following Southampton's 3-1 win over Swansea City, Van Dijk is now the subject of high praise.

Not only did the Dutchman net his first ever Premier League goal for the South Coast side but many felt he was the Saints' man of the match against Swansea.

Many are even comparing VDV to Toby Alderweireld and suggesting Southampton got the better deal by signing the 24-year-old from Celtic rather than ending up holding onto the Belgian.

The Bhoys faithful, meanwhile, can only watch on. Such has been their dominance of the Scottish Premiership lately that even a defeat can be seen as a shock. Right now, Celtic certainly aren't enjoying one of their smoothest patches.

How much is that to do with Van Dijk's departure? Here's how both Celtic and Southampton fans reacted on Twitter to the Dutchman opening his Premier League account!

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