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Liverpool eye club-record deal to beat rivals to Klopp’s prime target

Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been left sweating following the club’s defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend, which left the door open for their top-four rivals to take advantage.

It’s made the need for a wealth of transfer activity this summer even more clearer for the punters in the bar, so the latest reports that suggest Jurgen Klopp is ready to smash the Reds transfer record in a major summer deal has gone down swimmingly.

The Liverpool Echo states Liverpool are ready to offer a sensational deal worth £50m for the services of Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk this summer, as they look to beat the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal to the Dutchman’s signature.

A deal in that region would surpass the £35m Liverpool paid Newcastle United for Andy Carroll’s signature in January 2011 and would issue a major statement of intent from Klopp’s side, showing they’re capable of going toe-to-toe with the Premier League’s big spenders.

Our landlord believes that whoever wins the race for Van Dijk will have to offer Champions League football and regular first-team starts, so there is still work for Liverpool to do.

Is Van Dijk the man to rejuvenate Liverpool’s defence? Let us know in the comments below!

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