There were plaudits aplenty for Virgil van Dijk after the centre-back celebrated his debut with the winning goal in Liverpool's FA Cup clash with Everton.

The No.4 decided the third-round tie with six minutes left on the clock at Anfield, meeting a corner at the Kop end with a headed finish to secure a 2-1 victory.

A host of delighted teammates - and one compatriot and former Red - took to social media to pay tribute to the Netherlands international once the result was confirmed - here are some of the best messages...

The boy πŸ™ŒπŸ½ @VirgilvDijk Congrats bro and welcome to Liverpool πŸ”΄ #YNWA

Liverpool is REDπŸ˜ƒ What a debut for BIG @VirgilvDijk πŸ™πŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΎ#weareliverpool #YNWA πŸ”΄πŸ”΄πŸ”΄