To mark the fifth anniversary of Virgil van Dijk officially becoming a Liverpool player, club statisticians Ged Rea and Dave Ball provide a numerical review of the Dutchman's Reds career to date…

70 – Van Dijk holds the record of most successive home Premier League games without defeat with a single club. He broke Lee Sharpe's record of 59 matches and went on to set a new best of 70 before the loss to Leeds United in October

204 – He has made 204 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool, starting each and every one of those fixtures

76 – Van Dijk was ever-present in the Premier League in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, playing all 76 top-flight fixtures when Liverpool amassed a combined total of 196 points and finished second and first respectively

21 – In 2019, Van Dijk was named PFA Men's Players' Player of the Year after helping the Reds keep 21 clean sheets in 38 Premier League games and also became the first defender to be voted UEFA Men's Player of the Year

8 – In the poll for the 2019 Ballon d'Or, he went within eight votes of beating Lionel Messi to the award, receiving almost a quarter of the total votes cast

38 – Van Dijk has captained Liverpool 38 times and wore the armband for the first time in the 4-0 home win over Red Star Belgrade in October 2018

84 – Joel Matip is Van Dijk's most regular centre-back partner, with the two having played 84 times together under Jürgen Klopp

94 – He holds the club record for the longest sequence of consecutive league appearances by any Liverpool player wearing the No.4 shirt, starting a game 94 times in a row from February 2018 to October 2020

15 – Fifteen of Van Dijk's 18 goals for Liverpool have been scored with his head and he has netted once with his right foot (at home to Southampton) and twice with his left (at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa)

6 – Van Dijk's best goals return for the club came in 2018-19, when he scored six in total (four in the Premier League and two in the Champions League)

2 – On two occasions he has scored more than once in a game, netting twice versus Watford in February 2019 and then against Brighton & Hove Albion later that year

84 – Van Dijk scored 84 minutes into his Liverpool debut, heading home the winner to beat Everton 2-1 in an FA Cup third-round tie at Anfield in January 2018