Van Dijk: Dalglish texts me before games

first_imgVirgil van Dijk described the reverence Liverpool reserves for their greatest players as he revealed that Kenny Dalglish has been texting him before matches during the Reds’ Premier League title charge this season.The 27-year-old defender has become a fans’ favourite at Anfield since his £75 million ($97m) move from Southampton in January 2017, shortly after which he exchanged telephone numbers with Dalglish.Reds hero Dalglish, who has twice managed the club and is now a director, won six top-flight titles and three European Cups as a player with Liverpool and Van Dijk described the positive effect he has on Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying squad. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “Kenny Dalglish gave me his mobile number in the very beginning and told me to ring him at any time,” Van Dijk told the club’s official website.”It is unbelievable when he sometimes sends me messages before games. That is what Liverpool is about.”Like most clubs, Liverpool have some private boxes for players available. I have my own box for my family here. To get there, you have to walk through the boardroom.”On matchdays, that is like walking in a museum. Almost every Liverpool legend is present.”Hard earned win! Buzzing with the 3 points & clean sheet Proud also to have played my 50th game for @LFC #weareliverpool pic.twitter.com/i3MZOVrHkT— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) January 12, 2019Van Dijk has played all but 35 minutes of Liverpool’s Premier League campaign this season, taking his appearances for the club in all competitions to 51.With Klopp’s men four points clear at the top of the league table, Van Dijk indicated that he and his team-mates are aware of the legendary status they could attain by bringing the top-flight title to Anfield for the first time since 1990.”I just love to hear all the stories from the guys who used to play for this magical club,” he added.”When you have meant something to this club, they will never forget you.”You are Liverpool forever.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

5 of the Coolest, Most Off-Grid Cabins We’ve Ever Seen

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Whether you desperately need a digital detox or are preparing for a nightmare Net Neutrality decision, we found five of the most architecturally insane off-grid cabins around the world that will make you want to throw away your computer and become a hermit. Which one will you escape to?72h Cabin (Sweden)Photo Courtesy of JeanArch/Jeanna BergerSmaller than a single bedroom and just larger than the bed itself, 72h Cabin is quite literally a place to sleep in the forest. The buildings were actually created for a study by Karolinska Institutet measuring stress reduction. No surprise, participants who stayed in 72h left with dramatically reduced stress levels. Designed by JeanArch, these itsy-bitsy retreats were made to enhance their natural wooded surroundings and keep you as close to nature as you possibly can be (with a roof over your head). Located on a private, off-the-grid island, the structures are made of timber from the very trees that grow around 72h. A boost from the ground provides warmth, and glass walls and an A-frame roof are perfect for stargazing.Viking Seaside Summer House (France)Photo Courtesy of FREAKS Architecture/Jules CouartouRenovated by the architectural firm fondly known as FREAKS, this dilapidated, concrete fishing shack built in the 50’s was given new, burly life in 2017 and converted into a modern seaside escape. The old structure was kept due to the strict regulations of French coastal construction, but refreshed with new roofing, exterior insulation, large sliding windows opening out to the horizon, and a nautical white interior paint job. Otherwise, the space is quite simple yet expertly balanced between a kitchen, bed loft, and clean lounge area. Feeling your ancient Viking genes tingling? Follow the call to the wild shores of Fermanville (and don’t forget your Viking whiskey).Fleinvær Refugium (Norway)Photo Courtesy of TYIN Tegnestue, Rintala Eggertsson Architects/Pasi AaltoArctic drops in temperature? Still don’t need no grid. Fleinvær Refugium sits on massive steel columns overlooking the chilly coast. Climb a floating stairway to enter the ethereal retreat— each one a unique shape and clad in leftover materials from the other buildings. The purpose of having each structure off the ground was to eliminate as much damage to the natural environment as possible. Architects TYIN Tegnestue and Rintala Eggertsson were seemingly insane to establish this chain of structures in such a harsh weathered and isolated island, but there’s a major upside you may have already noticed. “Picturesque and peaceful isolation from unnecessary information and redundant objects we surround ourselves with in everyday life,” says Rintala. And yes, there’s a sauna house.Slate Cabin (Wales)Photo Courtesy of TRIAS Studio/Jonathon DonnellyThe perfect retreat for writers, artists, and ecophiles, Slate Cabin by Trias Studio is quite simply a reductive black box anchored to the ground. But outside? Oh, outside is what counts. Lush, rolling grass valleys and a glimpse into Snowdonia National Park makes Slate feel more like a cozy observation pod or extension of our own skin. In fact, the structure was inspired by the very bedrock it sits on: slate. Meanwhile, the exterior is covered in local stone and oversized shingles. Rustic, modern, and modular, Slate’s interior is warm and space-efficient, with integrated storage and shelve. Just remember to bring a notebook and pencils. You’ll want to capture this.DD16 (Russia)Photo Courtesy of BIO-architects/Ivan OvchinnikovIt’s only a prototype, but BIO-architects’ industrial, install-anywhere DD16 tiny home is the futuristic escape crate we’ve been dreaming of. Composite aluminum sheets on the exterior and Polyurethane foam insulation makes for a lightweight yet resistant module made explicitly for remote hideaways and extreme weather. Inside, space is maximized to include a bathroom with shower, double bed, dining table, and free space. Best yet? It floats on water with the help of modular pontoons that can be dissembled if you want to go anamorphic. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana Highland Park Releases 2 New Limited-Release Bottles The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Highland Park Takes Tailgating to Another Level last_img read more