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Matt Le Tissier Beautifully Sums Up Liverpool's Problem In The Transfer Market

Matt Le Tissier Beautifully Sums Up Liverpool's Problem In The Transfer Market

Liverpool would have to top Benjamin Mendy's Manchester City fee - making the Saints centre-back the world's most expensive defender.

Liverpool look set to announce the signing of Southampton's Dutch worldwide centre half Virgil Van Dijk for a fee that could threaten the World Record amount paid for a defender.

Dijk, 26, who is seeking a move away from the St. Mary's has been linked to Liverpool despite Saints boss, Mauricio Pellegrino insisting the player is not for sale.

The Daily Mail now report that whilst Van Dijk remains Liverpool's priority, Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson is another target for the Reds if they can't land Dutch worldwide Van Dijk.

"Now he is not involved with the team because psychologically he is not 100%", he said.

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It's certainly going to be interesting to see how this all plays out but van Dijk has made his intentions clear and it's rare a player doesn't get what he wants when he effectively goes on strike and hands in an informal transfer request.

Pellegrino reportedly told the media: "The boy said that he is not available to play because he wants to leave".

Liverpool are keen to fix relations with their fellow Premier League outfit, having signed five players - Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and most recently Player of the Season Sadio Mané from St Mary's - since the summer of 2014.

A graduate of FC Groningen's youth academy Van Dijk joined Celtic in 2013 and spent two seasons with the Scottish powerhouse before relocating to England.

"I need to work with players who are 100 per cent to defend Southampton".


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