New Liverpool signing Virgil van Dijk made a perfect start to life at the club by scoring an 84th-minute winner to hand his side a 2-1 victory over Merseyside rivals Everton in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Reds had taken the lead through a first-half James Milner penalty but, just as they did in the Premier League meeting between the two sides last month, Everton looked to have rescued a draw with Gylfi Sigurdsson ‘s second-half equaliser.

However, it was left to Liverpool’s £75m man – the most expensive defender of all time – to write the headlines on his debut when he planted his header home with just six minutes remaining to fire Jurgen Klopp’s side into the fourth round.

Manchester United also booked their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Derby County at Old Trafford on Friday night.

Jesse Lingard sent United ahead in the 84th minute, before Romelu Lukaku netted in the 90th minute as Derby’s resistance was eventually broken.

Comments

comments