Klopp planning January bid for Van Dijk


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is planning a January bid for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk.

That’s according to a report in The Express, in which it is claimed that the German will launch a fresh bid to sign the Dutchman.

Klopp was frustrated in his pursuit of the centre-back during the Summer when the twenty-six year old chose Anfield from his suitors.

But Southampton refused to do business and even threatened to report Liverpool for making an “illegal approach” for the defender.

Van Dijk handed in a transfer request in August in a bid to force an exit from St Mary’s, but they informed him he would be spending the season with them.

The former Celtic man has not given up hope of leaving the south coast club during this campaign and he could again ask to be allowed to go in the new year.

One complication to any bid from Anfield is the stellar start to the season made by rivals Manchester City – who remain interested in signing Van Dijk.

Van Dijk could have had his mind changed by Pep Guardiola’s team being runaway leaders in the Premier League.

But Liverpool supporters will hope that he has not had a change of heart and is still looking to become part of Klopp’s squad.

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