Virgil Van Dijk’s move to Liverpool has seen him climb up the charts to become one of the most popular names to have on a football shirt.

Latest figures show that since January 1, a Liverpool shirt with Virgil on the back is the 16th most popular in the Premier League, making him the only defender in the top 20.

He isn’t the most popular name on a Liverpool shirt though.

Mo Salah tops the list for Liverpool and is the fourth most popular name overall according to the data released by

Alexis Sanchez is the number one player following his move to Manchester United in January, while Paul Pogba is the second most popular name and number.

Tottenham shirts with Kane on the back were the third most popular top overall, followed by Mohamed Salah at Liverpool in fourth and Eden Hazard at Chelsea in fifth.

Barcelona’s new signing Brazilian Philippe Coutinho poses for the media
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Philippe Coutinho is the sixth after his move from Liverpool to La Liga giants Barcelona, while Roberto Firmino and Zlatan Ibrahimovic round out the top 10.

The Red Devils have three more in the top 20 – Romelu Lukaku (13), David de Gea (14) and Marcus Rashford (18).

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The order:

1 – ALEXIS – Man Utd

2 – POGBA – Man Utd

3 – KANE – Spurs

4 – M.SALAH – Liverpool

5 – HAZARD – Chelsea

6 – COUTINHO – Barcelona

7 – DE BRUYNE – Man City

8 – OZIL – Arsenal

9 – FIRMINO – Liverpool

10 – IBRAHIMOVIC – Man Utd

11 – LACAZETTE – Arsenal

12 – KUN AGÜERO – Man City

13 – LUKAKU – Man Utd

14 – DE GEA – Man Utd

15 – SON – Spurs

16 – VIRGIL – Liverpool

17 – DELE – Spurs

18 – RASHFORD – Man Utd

19 – MKHITARYAN – Arsenal

20 – ERIKSEN – Spurs


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