Liverpool is all set to begin yet another season at the EPL 2019 with the match against Norwich City later tonight at Anfield. In this season, Virgil Van Dijk will play a vital role for the team to lift the Premier Trophy, unlike the last season where the Reds were left behind only by a point. It was Virgil Van Dijk’s performance that even earned him the FPA Player of the Year award. But one person who has always been with him through his thick and thins is his wife Rike Nooitgedagt. Ahead of the season, Nooitgedagt reveals a bizarre request that the defender made to his wife while she was expecting their first child in 2014. We Feel Like We Can Beat Anyone: Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk.
Nooitgedagt and the football star were expecting the birth of their daughter in September 2014 and that was the very time that Van Dijk got a call for the first-ever senior international. The arrival of the child was something that Virgil Van Dijk did not wish to miss thus he arranged for Nootgedagt to have the birth induced. The birth went fine but unfortunately, the Dutch footballer had to wait for a year more as he was not picked into the final squad.
The couple was blessed with a daughter whom they named Nila. They have always expressed love for each other on social media by posting lovey-dovey pictures on social media. Nooitgedagt gave away her career for supporting Virgil Van Dijk ‘s football dreams. She worked as a fashion sales manager before giving birth to her daughter.