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Liverpool should move for this class star if they cannot sign Virgil van Dijk

The Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern that are chatting to the barman say they are fed up with this on going Virgil van Dijk transfer saga.

The Reds have been chasing the Southampton skipper all summer, at times nearing a deal to sign the Dutchman and at others seemingly ending their pursuit all together.

The Dutch defender has not been a part of Saints’ pre-season preparations and continues to train alone at Southampton after telling the club he wants to leave.

It remains unclear as to whether Jurgen Klopp’s side will eventually land their man, but should they fail, Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez is a worthy option B.

The Uruguayan centre-back was left frustrated last season as he played second fiddle to David Godin and Stefan Savic – making just 12 starts in La Liga all season.

At the tender age of 22, the defender has bags of experience having featured 32 times for his national side.

The highly rated defender has told Direct TV Uruguay it is his dream to play in the Premier League but that he would also be happy to forgo that to stay at Atleti.

However, with less than a year to run on his current contract, Atletico could be tempted to part with their back up player this summer.

Reds fans, we want to hear from you! Would you take Gimenez or are your hearts set on Van Dijk? Let us know in the comments…

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