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Van Dijk sale is good business for Southampton, says Pellegrino

So according to Warnock, Liverpool have signed themselves a fantastic ball-playing defender but, if reliability at the back was what Klopp was after, he should have brought in a Bamba.

Before the transfer window opens on Monday, 14th-placed Southampton face a tough trip to second-placed Manchester United as they look to end a poor run of seven Premier League games without a victory.

Van Dijk will arrive at Anfield on January 1 after the clubs agreed a reported 75 million pound ($100.91 million) fee that would make him the world's most expensive defender and Pellegrino said the deal should benefit the Saints.

Fans are quite disappointed to see the Merseyside club swoop in for yet another one of their stars, yet Pellegrino has no problems seeing the player leave, especially as Southampton are set to rake in a world-record fee for a defender of £75m.

"It is fantastic possibility for Liverpool".

"He can play in different good teams and it is a good reward for him". At the beginning of the season it was hard for him because he wanted to join another club but now he will find his level.

"I am happy for him and happy he can't play against us, which is a good thing", Puel said. "I am surprised about the development in the last two years".

'You've got to be lucky with transfers when you're a manager, you've got to hope that when you want a player you can actually go and get him rather than go through all the rigmarole but it made me smile in the morning when I saw that'. "He is a strong character and personality".

"They are a great team with good defenders, midfield and attacking players". They are a complete team.

"It is a big change in football in recent years and we have to adapt".

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