Gary Neville: What I really think about Liverpool FC’s new signing Virgil van Dijk

Manchester United legend Gary Neville doesn't believe Virgil van Dijk is the solution to all Liverpool FC's defensive problems

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Gary Neville believes Virgil van Dijk isn’t the answer to Liverpool FC’s defensive problems.

The Reds signed the Netherlands international in a £75m deal from Southampton earlier in the January transfer window.

The 26-year-old is now the world’s most expensive defender after Liverpool FC’s protracted pursuit of the Dutch centre-half.

Liverpool FC’s defending has attracted criticism this season, particularly their inability to cope in high pressure moments.

Questions continue to be asked of Liverpool number one Simon Mignolet, as well as centre-halves Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip.

Former Manchester United defender Neville warned Klopp that Van Dijk won’t solve all the Merseyside club’s defensive woes.

“The signing of Van Dijk is from Liverpool’s point of view is a huge investment to solve something that is quite obvious,” Neville told his Sky Sports podcast.

“I don’t think it’s the solution. There will be one or two more needed.”

Liverpool FC need to sign AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Hull City defender Andy Robertson and Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke.

The Reds will also signed Naby Keita in a £48m deal from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.

Liverpool FC sanctioned the sale of Brazil international Philippe Coutinho to La Liga giants Barcelona in a £142m deal on Saturday.

The Merseyside outfit will take on Premier League leaders Manchester City in their next Premier League next Sunday.

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