The girl who sacrificed her career to be with the worlds’ most expensive defender

Liverpool's new star Virgil van Dijk and his girlfriend Rike Nooitgedagt have been together since childhood.

The £ 75m deal has just marked the start of a new chapter in Virgil van Dijk’s career as the world's most expensive defender. Virgil van Dijk's new era will contain his girlfriend – Rike Nooitgedagt, the couple's cute dog and their three-year-old daughter.

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Virgil van Dijk and his childhood sweetheart, Rike Nooitgedagt.

The couple started dating years ago. As the Dutch star began to succeed as a footballer, Rike Nooitgedagt also succeeded in the role of a fashion sales manager. However, when Van Dijk moved to Celtic in 2013, she gave up the fashion passion to follow her lover to Glasgow.

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The brand new star of Liverpool' - Virgil van Dijk and his girlfriend Rike Nooitgedagt have been together since childhood.

"I worked as a sales manager and sold different fashion brands to the stores in Holland. I loved it but had to resign to follow my man everywhere football takes him to. So far, we've been settling well and having adventures with our lovely dog,” said Nooitgedagt.

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Van Dijk happily received a kiss from his girlfriend on the coronation with Celtic.

In 2014, the Dutch star and his lover warmly welcomed their first daughter. Nooitgedagt was predicted to give birth in September of that year, just when Van Dijk was first called up to the national team. Not wanting to miss the day his daughter was born, the 26-year-old defender and girlfriend decided to welcome their baby girl a little bit sooner.

The baby was born safely, but Van Dijk had to wait until October next year to officially join the national team at the match against the Kazakhstan national football team, just a month after the talented defender took part in Southampton.

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3 years ago, Virgil van Dijk and his girlfriend Rike Nooitgedagt happily welcomed their first baby girl to the family. 

The couple do not hide their feelings for each other on social networks. "I love you not only for who you are but for who I am when I'm with you," she wrote. The Dutch defender also honestly shared his love in a holiday photo: "You are the love of my life!"

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The young couple already shared a long, romantic story together.

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Liverpool's new star and his girlfriend are eager for a new life in Merseyside.

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The Netherlands did not make it to World Cup 2018, and football lovers were really sorry for the young star.

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Two days after Christmas, Liverpool confirmed the £ 75million deal with Southampton to get the Dutch defender.

 

By: Dinah Gutierrez

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