And with another day, the merry go round around the Dutch center back Virgil Van Dijk seems to continue this time with another shocking revelation. Liverpool for quite some time has been chasing Van Dijk. The defense has been a major concern for Liverpool throughout the season. There have been many games where they failed to protect the lead and close out games with the effectiveness of which their London-based counterpart - Chelsea FC do.
Probably that's why Chelsea are champions elect and Liverpool in January fell off the pace. As Sir Alex Ferguson popularly said, "Attack wins you games, defense wins you titles" and as Chelsea march to their second Premier League title in three years, Liverpool are addressing their defensive vulnerabilities. Not anymore, today a report suggested that their high-profile target Virgil Van Dijk has agreed upon a move to Anfield in summer.
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The fiasco surrounding the highly rated Dutch center back is in its final stages and coming to an end.
It's claimed by readliverpoolfc.com that two inside sources have informed them that Van Dijk has agreed to join Liverpool this summer - providing the club qualify for the Champions League.
It has been reported that both the clubs have verbally agreed upon the fee, only formal paperwork remains to be done.
Sadio Mane, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana etc have all been recruited by Liverpool from Southampton and now it seems evident that Van Dijk will be next addition to the list.
Van Dijk suffered a foot injury vs Leicester in January and hasn't played a game ever since.
With four games to go, it seems that Van Dijk's rehab is taking longer than expected and he would be missing all four of the remaining fixtures. This means he has already played his last game for Southampton!