Liverpool FC told to sign top 26-year-old in January transfer window

Graeme Souness believes Virgil van Dijk would be a good signing for Liverpool FC

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Graeme Souness has urged Liverpool to make a move to sign Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window after the Reds’ shaky start to the new season.

Liverpool were heavily linked with a move to sign the Dutch defender throughout the summer transfer window but the transfer failed to materialise as Southampton accused the Reds of an alleged illegal approach.

Jurgen Klopp opted not to bring in another centre-half in the summer transfer window and stick with his current options in the heart of defence.

However, the Reds have since made a shaky start to the new season, with Liverpool having already fallen 12 points behind Manchester City at the top of the table.

Dejan Lovren was heavily criticised for his performance for Liverpool as the Reds suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday.

And former Liverpool star Souness believes that Van Dijk would be a welcome addition at Anfield.

Souness said on Sky Sports on Sunday: “Yes he [Van Dijk] would make a difference [at Liverpool].

“You’re not 2-0 down after 10 minutes. You’ve got a game plan and someone [Lovren] makes basic mistakes like that…”

It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will return with a fresh bid to try and sign Van Dijk in the new year.

The Reds take on Huddersfield at Anfield in their next Premier League game at the weekend.

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