Transfers ‘He is not worth it at all’ – Shearer slams £75m Liverpool new boy Van Dijk Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:50 12/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(19) Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Premier League The former Saints forward had his say on the first blockbuster transfer of the new year, and other players were not slow to lend their opinions on VVD Alan Shearer has slammed the £75 million transfer that will bring Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool in January, claiming the defender is not worth that kind of fee. The Reds were left celebrating on Wednesday as they announced that Southampton’s star would be finally joining the club after a protracted transfer saga. The Dutchman in turn becomes the most expensive defender in history, taking the record previously set by Manchester City with the arrival of Benjamin Mendy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Shearer, who began his professional career at Southampton before moving to Blackburn and later hometown club Newcastle United, believes Van Dijk is severely over-valued.”No, he is not worth it at all. Southampton could have named any price they wanted and Liverpool were desperate,” the former England international told BBC Sport.”As we have witnessed many times this season, Liverpool are in dire need of a centre-half. He is good, but £75m? No.”He is a good central defender, but for £75m, no way. When Liverpool try and sign a goalkeeper — which they desperately need — they will find the same thing.”Shearer was not the only football personality to speak out, as social network Twitter was abuzz with reaction to the hefty signing. £75mBloody hell— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) 27 de diciembre de 2017The Liverpool team which will nearly win the league in 2022-23. pic.twitter.com/gmFyKODytm— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) 27 de diciembre de 2017Are Liverpool going to buy the Ted Bates’ statue next and move it from St Mary’s to the Kop? Francis Benali’s curry house and put it next to The Arkles? Rename Anfield ‘The Dell’?— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) 27 de diciembre de 2017£75m WOW— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) 27 de diciembre de 2017We pulled out at 50m https://t.co/28z7pbFc3o— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) 27 de diciembre de 2017Loving the news. Van Dijk is a great signing for Liverpool. Add Keita to the mix in the summer and things are looking very promising!— michael owen (@themichaelowen) 27 de diciembre de 2017Liverpool under Jürgen Klopp:• Naby Keita rejects Barcelona for Liverpool.• Oxlade-Chamberlain rejects Chelsea for Liverpool.• Virgil van Dijk rejects Man City for Liverpool.• Lemar prefers a move to Liverpool rather than Arsenal.• Goretzka… pic.twitter.com/3mkK5zM7fs— LFCVine (@LFCVine) 27 de diciembre de 2017Mourinho spends £300M on 7 players & rival fans say ‘Chequebook manager, he’s been backed.’Klopp spends £300M on 7 players & rival fans say ‘Great bit of business there, absolute bargain getting Van Dijk for £75M. Still needs more.’ pic.twitter.com/fvUW3sZE56— Drawty Devil (@DrawtyDevil) 27 de diciembre de 2017″Liverpool Football Club can confirm they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk.” pic.twitter.com/lwyEHayOHM— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) 27 de diciembre de 2017 Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
October 23, 2019
Image Courtesy: Stena BulkSwedish tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has named Stena Impeccable, the tenth of thirteen IMOIIMAX tanker newbuildings.The christening ceremony took place at the Port of Rotterdam on June 28 where the 50,000 dwt vessel arrived at the beginning of this week.“The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and our fleet often calls there. That’s why we also have many business contacts in the area and we took the opportunity to gather them in conjunction with this naming ceremony,” Erik Hånell, President and CEO of Stena Bulk, commented.Following its delivery in early March, Stena Impeccable sailed from China to Australia. The newbuild then sailed from New Guinea via Singapore and the Suez Canal to Rotterdam.After the naming ceremony, the vessel left Rotterdam for Brake in Germany.Stena Impeccable was built at the Chinese shipyard Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) like all the 13 IMOIIMAX tankers ordered by Stena Bulk – both delivered and under construction.The vessel is wholly owned by Stena Bulk, operated by Stena Weco and sails in the company’s global logistics system, which currently employs around 60 vessels.Six of the 13 IMOIIMAX tankers are wholly owned by Stena Bulk, four together with Singapore’s palm oil company Golden Agri Resources (GAR), two by Stena Bulk’s sister company Concordia Maritime and one in partnership with Weco.So far, ten tankers have been handed over to Stena Bulk and its partners, with the remaining three expected to be delivered by 2018.