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Liverpool defender deal could see 27-year-old included as Klopp consider his options

The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling very optimistic about the next few months…

Jurgen Klopp is clearly a manager with a plan this summer, with the German clearly desperate for his side to improve dramatically before the start of next season.

One such improvement that could be coming to Anfield this summer may be in the form of Virgil van Dijk – with the Southampton defender reportedly keen on a summer switch to Liverpool. According to the Telegraph, Liverpool are very keen to get the deal done, but interestingly, given the costs involved, it is noted that the club could look to try and include Mamadou Sakho in any deal for van Dijk this summer – with the Reds seemingly keen to cut down on costs as much as possible.

This is a switch that would certainly make sense for both parties. From Liverpool’s perspective, Sakho’s sale would not only cut down the costs of the transfer, but it would also get him off the wage bill – whilst Southampton would be able to replace van Dijk immediately – taking the pressure off as they look to improve their squad elsewhere.

For Sakho’s part, he has impressed over the last few months whilst on loan at Crystal Palace, and so a move to Southampton would certainly be deserved.

The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern want their side to sign van Dijk at any cost necessary, and the loss of Sakho certainly isn’t going to change their minds.

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