Liverpool will win the title if they sign top 26-year-old defender, claims pundit

Liverpool can win the Premier League title with the signing of Virgil van Dijk this summer, Micky Quinn has claimed

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk Photo: Virgil van Dijk / Twitter

Liverpool will win the Premier League title if they sign Virgil van Dijk, according to Micky Quinn.

The Reds have been heavily linked with a move to sign the Netherlands international throughout the summer transfer window.

Liverpool were forced to issue a statement apologising to Southampton for their pursuit of Van Dijk in June.

The Merseyside outfit officially ended their interest in the Dutch centre-half in their embarrassing apology.

However, Liverpool continue to be linked with a successful move to sign Van Dijk.

There is reported to be a confidence in the centre-half’s camp that a summer move will happen despite Southampton’s reluctance to sell.

Former Newcastle United striker Quinn, who is a self-confessed Liverpool supporter, believes Van Dijk’s arrival would be sufficient to transform Klopp’s team into title winners.

“[Sadio] Mane’s back fit, they’ve signed [Mohamed] Salah, they’re playing lovely football where they left off last season,” Quinn told talkSPORT.

“I think they’ll be a title challenger and I think if they get Van Dijk and keep [Philippe] Coutinho, they could even with the league.”

The Reds have signed three players in the summer transfer window so far ahead of the 2017-18 season.

Liverpool brought in AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah in a £39m deal from the Serie A giants earlier this summer.

The Merseyside outfit have also added Chelsea teenager Dominic Solanke and Hull City defender Andy Robertson.

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