One player whom Jurgen Klopp missed dearly during the 2020/21 season was Virgil van Dijk. The player was out for the season after the collision with Jordan Pickford resulted in Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury. In this article, we will read more about his personal and professional life.
After leading Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2019/20 season, much was expected from the manager and Van Dijk in the 2020/21 season. However, the player could feature only in five games and was ruled out. In those five games, he had a goal to his name in the English top flight.
Who is Virgil van Dijk’s wife?
Virgil van Dijk is married to Rike Nooitgedagt and the talismanic defender is not single. Both started dating very early in their lives as early as they were teenagers. Both hail from the same place in the Netherlands, Breda. The player got married to his childhood friend, Rike Nooitgedagt who sacrificed a few of her happiness for her boyfriend and husband. Their photos with a dog and their child is “awwed” by the netizens.
What does Rike Nooitgedagt do?
Rike Nooitgedagt is not working anymore and is often seen on the stands to support her husband with a single child. The couple gave birth to a daughter in 2014 when Virgil van Dijk was playing for the Scottish outfit, Celtic. Rike Nooitgedagt was doing best in her professional life when Virgil van Dijk came to her life. She was a fashion sales manager in 2013 when both started to hang out. However, she had to choose between her partner or profession.
When she met the cross roads, she chose the personal happiness over a profession. She joined the Dutchman when he moved to Celtic. In a press meet she said:
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