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Liverpool dealt huge blow in chase for Van Dijk replacement

Liverpool fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are still banging their heads against the bar after the embarrassing debacle surrounding their apology over alleged illegal dealings with Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

After it seemed as if it couldn’t get worse for the Reds gathered in the bar, reports from Milliyet are now claiming that they could be beaten to their replacement.

The Merseysiders have been linked with a move for Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer after ending their interest in the Saints captain, however, it seems they are now facing stern competition from European adversaries.

The report claims that Serie A giants AC Milan are ready to swoop on the £15m defender and have opened talks with the Turkish club over a deal.

Our landlord here in the Tavern is growing more and more concerned over reports that Liverpool can’t tie down a defensive target.

The boss feels that, with Champions League football back on the table next season, solidifying their worrying defensive line must be a top priority this summer.

Despite their unshackled and exciting attacking line last season, Jurgen Klopp’s side were alarmingly leaky at the back, something which cost them on more than one occasion.

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