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Highly-rated Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer, who has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of Liverpool’s and former Celtic star Virgial Van Dijk by making it big in the Premier League has revealed he wants to play at Anfield.
Van Dijk’s development had a shot in the arm through playing for Celtic and he joined the Merseyside in a club-record £75m deal for the Saints in the January transfer window.
Ajer has been clocking up game time with Celtic this season and impressing – and the he’s tipped to following in Van Dijk’s footsteps in the future has admitted a desire to play for the Reds.
The defender, during a Twitter Question & Answer session which stadium in the world he most wants to play at and he said:
“There’s no better place to play than Celtic Park.
“But if I had to choose another, it would be Anfield.”
Ajer is now hoping the atmosphere he expects Celtic Park to generate on Thursday night against Zenit St. Petersburg in the Europa League.
“The best [atmosphere] in the world and I can’t wait for Celtic-Zenit.”
Ajer, just 19-years-old, has registered 18 senior appearances for Celtic this season, with the Scottish champions Brendan Rodgers regularly handing him the opportunity to impress. The youngster is under contract with Celtic until the summer 2020.