Bad news for Chelsea as Liverpool are given boost in key defender chase

The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are backing Jurgen Klopp to have a productive summer in the transfer market…

The German has done well since his arrival at Anfield, and with Champions League football on the horizon ahead of next season, a few changes will be required as he looks to improve his side further.

The Reds have received a boost in that regard today, though, with the Mirror reporting that Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is receptive to a move to Anfield – with the Dutchman intrigued by the possibility of working with Jurgen Klopp. It is said that whilst Chelsea were believed to be the front-runners, Liverpool could be about to steal a march on their Premier League rivals, with Klopp keen to go all out and sign the defender.

Though any deal remains some way off, this is certainly good news for Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp’s summer plans beginning to take shape. A defensive rebuild is certainly on the cards, with improvement needed both in the middle and on the left-hand side of the Reds’ defence.

For van Dijk’s part, the defender has really impressed over the last few years, and whilst an injury hampered much of his 2016/17 campaign, there is no doubting his quality. Impressive in the air, powerful in the tackle and a fantastic leader – there are no prizes for guessing why Klopp is so interested

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