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Former England captain, Alan Shearer, has criticized Liverpool football club for buying Southampton centre-back, Virgil Van Dijk.

Recall that Liverpool on Wednesday completed a £75million deal to take the Dutchman from Southampton to Anfield, ahead of the transfer window opening on January 1.

Shearer, who described the signing as an act of desperation, said Van Dijk does not worth the amount.

The Blackburn and Newcastle legend told BBC Radio 5 live: "Southampton have got one hell of a deal. Van Dijk is a good player, yes, but for £75million? No, he's not worth it at all.

"Southampton could have named any price they wanted. They knew Liverpool were absolutely desperate for a centre-half.

Everyone is aware they are desperate - we have seen them come up short several times this season.

"When Liverpool try and sign a goalkeeper - which they also desperately need - they will find the same thing.

"We've been saying it for a number of years now - that transfer fees have gone through the roof - and this one has taken it to another level."