Liverpool Back in the Race for £60m Star as Deal With PL Rivals Stalls

Southampton star centre-back Virgil Van Dijk’s future remains unclear, despite reports that the defender was close to agreeing terms with fellow English Premier League side Manchester City.

The fee was believed to be in the region of £60m, with the reported salary was £200k-a-week; a figure which was thought to have priced rivals Chelsea and Liverpool out of the market.

It has now emerged, via anfieldhq.com, that the Dutch ace has not yet committed himself to the Citizens, opening the door for ​Liverpool to beat City to the signing.

Since joining Southampton from Celtic in 2015, Van Dijk has become a highly-admired Premier League central-defender, and is now pushing to move to a bigger club who can offer him Champions League football.

The Reds have been given hope of signing the sturdy Dutchman, as it has been suggested that player’s future is not entirely down to who offers the highest contract.

A refreshing discovery in a sport dominated by vast sums of money, it is believed that Van Dijk has been attracted to Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp’s forward-thinking vision for the club.

Liverpool will be desperate to shore up their defence next season, as the last campaign saw their inability to keep clean sheets derail their bid for a first league title in 27 years.

Van Dijk, an international player for the Netherlands, would be an instant boost to Klopp’s back-line, and could form a formidable defensive partnership with Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren.

The Reds have been given hope of signing the sturdy Dutchman, as it has been suggested that player’s future is not entirely down to who offers the highest contract.

A refreshing discovery in a sport dominated by vast sums of money, it is believed that Van Dijk has been attracted to Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp’s forward-thinking vision for the club.

Liverpool will be desperate to shore up their defence next season, as the last campaign saw their inability to keep clean sheets derail their bid for a first league title in 27 years.

Van Dijk, an international player for the Netherlands, would be an instant boost to Klopp’s back-line, and could form a formidable defensive partnership with Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren.