- Virgil van Dijk has been fined for an offence he committed last September
- The Liverpool defender was caught over speeding with his black Mercedes-Benz G-Class
- The magistrate ordered the Reds centre-back to pay £124 in costs and charges
Virgil van Dijk has been slapped with a £220 fine for speeding in his £100,000 black Mercedes-Benz G-Class in an incident that occurred last September.
The Liverpool defender was caught exceeding the 50mph limit in Tabley, Cheshire and was fined by Warrington magistrates on Friday, January 29, 2020.
Though the Dutch centre-back did not attend the hearing, he was told to pay £124 in costs and charges over the incident.
Van Dijk joined the Reds for a world record fee of £75million from Southampton during the 2018 January transfer window.
And the Anfield giants have benefitted hugely from the defender who is regarded as one of the best centre-backs in the world.
He helped the club win the Champions League in his first full season in 2019 and went on to lift the coveted Premier League trophy in 2020, the club's first in 30 years.
Van Dijk picked up a knee injury that has left him out for most parts of the season after colliding with Everton's Jordan Pickford during the Merseyside Derby.
The Netherlands international has made 38 appearances for his country and came second in the Ballon D’or award for 2019.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Liverpool broke their five-match winless streak but had to pay the price as Joel Matip was substituted because of an injury problem.
The Camerounina defender was taken off at half-time for the young Nathaniel Philips to fill in the void in the defensive line.
The 29-year-old was the only available central defender in Jurgen Klopp's squad after Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have been sidelined with respective injury problems.
Legit.ng also reported that Sokratis Papastathopoulos has emerged as a surprise target for Liverpool following their defensive problems of late, Daily Mail reports.
The Reds have been hindered with injury problems to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip who are all defenders.
This has forced Fabinho and Jordan Henderson to play in their unnatural positions at the back and has cost the Anfield giants a couple of matches this season.