Can't wait for him to be captain: Liverpool fans react to Virgil van Dijk's debut against Everton

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk scored on his debut on Friday night.

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Liverpool are into the Fourth Round of the FA Cup after beating local rivals Everton 2-1 at Anfield on Friday night.

The Reds entered the competition in the Third Round, and were in good spirits having beaten Burnley 2-1 in the Premier League on Monday.

James Milner opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half after Adam Lallana had been brought down by Mason Holgate, but Everton hit back after the break with an inch-perfect finish from Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool (2L) scores their second goal past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford of Everton (1) during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at...

However, Liverpool did claim the win in the end, as new signing Virgil van Dijk rose highest to head home Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's corner, beating Jordan Pickford to the ball.

It will have been a pleasing win for manager Jurgen Klopp, and it proved to be a fairytale debut for new signing Van Dijk on his Anfield bow.

The Dutch international finally completed his move to Liverpool on New Year's Day, bringing an end to Liverpool's lengthy pursuit of the former Southampton star, with the Reds paying a world-record £75million for the defender.

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates with team mates as he scores their second goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5,...

Van Dijk capped off his debut with the winning goal, but fans were hugely impressed with his all-round display, suggesting he was a commanding presence in the heart of the Liverpool defence.

Others claimed they couldn't wait for Van Dijk to become Liverpool captain, and believe he was worth every penny of his transfer fee, even joking that he was a half-price signing based on his display against Everton.

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2018 in Liverpool,...

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