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Liverpool want Premier League defender after Van Dijk's injury?

Liverpool want Premier League defender after Van Dijks injury?

Liverpool to sign Ben White?

Liverpool could make an attempt to sign Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion after the long-term knee injury to Virgil van Dijk.

Van Dijk suffered the setback after a rash challenge from Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside derby and he is expected to undergo a surgery.

That is likely to keep him out for most of the season and Football Insider reports that they may land a replacement in January.

It is added that they could revive their long-term interest in White after monitoring him closely during his loan stint at Leeds United last term.

White has since integrated into the first-team plans at Brighton and he won't come on the cheap during the January transfer window.

The Seagulls turned out a bid of around £30m from Leeds for the centre-back this summer and they are reportedly holding out for more than £40m.

Liverpool are scheduled to face Ajax in the Champions League in midweek. They are down to just one fit senior centre-back in Joe Gomez.

Joel Matip is apparently struggling with some discomfort in a leg muscle and midfielder Fabinho is likely to fill in as the makeshift centre-back.