Liverpool were heavily linked with a move to sign Dutch international and Southampton star Virgil van Dijk in the summer transfer window but the former Celtic defender eventually stayed with the Saints.
If the latest reports are anything to go by then the tall center half could leave in the upcoming winter transfer window and two clubs could be in the race to secure his signature.
According to Mirror, John Stones is out injured and Manchester City are expected to battle Liverpool to sign Van Dijk in the January transfer window.
The Netherlands star wanted to join Liverpool (via Irish Independent) in the summer transfer window but his wish was not granted by the Saints.
As per the provided Mirror link, so far, the £60million star has indicated to friends that his heart is set on a move to Liverpool. This season, the 26-year-old star has featured in 7 league games for Southampton, who are 14th in the table at the moment.
Liverpool desperately need to sign a top class center half Virgil van Dijk perfectly fits the bill. Will they be able to get their main in January? Only time will tell.
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