3. Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk is probably the only player who was needed by Liverpool to complete their squad overhaul by Jurgen Klopp, and what a signing he has been.
The costliest defender at that time (broke by Harry Maguire to Manchester United in 2019) for a reported fee of £75 million, Van Dijk justified his price tag instantly, his inclusion allowed Liverpool lift the Champions League title and are now on the verge of winning their maiden Premier League title.
The Dutch defender has brought a revolution to Liverpool’s defender, winning UEFA Player of the year 2019, Players’ Player of the year 2019 and Premier League player of the year 2018/19 for his excellent performances last season.
He even competed closely with 6 times Ballon D’or winner Lionel Messi for FIFA Player of the year and Ballon D’or. After 14 years, it was the best ranking by any defender in the prestigious award.