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Liverpool back in for Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool back in for Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool table new bid for Dutch defender

Liverpool have made a new offer for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk and hope to seal a deal for the Dutch centre-back in the January transfer window. The former Celtic defender has indicated that he would like to leave St Mary's in favour of a move to a bigger club.

Premier League side Liverpool have been constantly linked with a move for van Dijk over the past nine months and were close to wrapping up a deal for the defender but Southampton pulled out of a deal at the last minute.

Van Dijk told the Saints that he wanted to leave the club, but Southampton informed the defender that he must stay put. Since then, Van Dijk has been subjected to reserve team football and has only just recently forced his way back into the club's first-team plans.

According to multiple reports on Friday morning, Liverpool have made their largest ever offer for the defender, believed to be in the region of around £55 million.