Liverpool set to give up on signing top 26-year-old this summer – report

Liverpool are ready to give up their hopes of signing Virgil van Dijk and turn to players they already have, say reports

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Liverpool are set to give up their hopes of signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton this summer and turn to the players they already have, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Jurgen Klopp is ready to end the Reds’ interest in the 26-year-old defender and instead place his faith in the players already in his squad.

Liverpool have been relentlessly linked with a move to sign Van Dijk this summer, with the Reds having had to issue a public apology to Southampton in June after the south coast club accused them of an alleged illegal approach.

The Merseyside outfit released a statement saying that they had ended their interest in the player but the Reds continue to be linked with a move to sign the Netherlands defender, who continues to train alone at Southampton.

However, it is now being suggested in the Daily Mirror article that Liverpool could be set to focus on the talent they already have in their ranks and not try and bring in Van Dijk.

Liverpool are set to take on German side Hoffenheim in the Champions League play-off round later this month as they look to book their place in the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition.

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