Even after signing the likes of Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and Loris Karius last summer, the Reds have been shaky at the back all season long.
In 32 Premier League games, Liverpool have already conceded 40 goals this season and they must improve the back line this summer to have any chance of winning the title next season.
Once again, Southampton star Virgil van Dijk is in the focus. The Dutch international has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield for quite some time and last month, we covered a report (via Football Whispers) claiming that Liverpool have started talks to sign him in the summer.
Now, multiple sources claim that Liverpool are very serious about securing his signature. Daily Mail report that Klopp wants to bolster his defense and the Merseysiders have joined the race to sign the Netherlands star, who has been rock solid for the Saints.
Moreover, The Times have reported that £50million-rated ($62.5million) Van Dijk is Liverpool’s priority man this summer and Klopp is ready to get his signing done.
The 25-year-old center half is currently out injured. This season, in 30 games, he has netted four goals for Southampton.
Liverpool have played three games against the Saints in the current campaign and failed to score even a single goal. On two occasions, Virgil was present to stop the Reds’ brilliant attacking line. Not to forget, Liverpool will collide against the Saints at Anfield next month.
Can Virgil van Dijk finally solve Liverpool’s defensive problems?
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