Liverpool set to win the race to sign Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk posted a video of himself back in training with Southampton on Friday

Virgil van Dijk posted a video of himself back in training with Southampton on Friday

According to the Liverpool Echo, such talk is "premature", and Liverpool are still in with a chance of landing the 25-year-old.

Van Dijk could bag himself a contract worth £200,000-a-week.

Liverpool have been eyeing a move for Van Dijk to strengthen their defensive options ahead of the return of Champions League football to Anfield next season.

Liverpool FC have announced a press-conference for Friday morning, which many believe will be to introduce Van Dijk and Salah to the media.

The Holland worldwide won back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles and the Scottish League Cup during his two years at Parkhead before joining Southampton in a £13million deal.

Former club Celtic are also understood to have a 10% sell-on agreement. It's not the sort of injury that should be an ongoing concern, and Van Dijk's career injury record is exemplary, but given Liverpool's fitness issues under Klopp any extended layoff for a big new signing has to at least give pause.

A fee is yet to be agreed between Southampton and Liverpool, but the player is keen on moving to Liverpool over Manchester City and Chelsea this transfer window, the source added.

"He has got everything you want from a modern-day centre-half: he's powerful, he's quick, technically brilliant, he reads the game well, superb in the air".

Liverpool could be looking to complete one of the most important piece of summer business, with reports emerging of Virgil van Dijk choosing Anfield move over other suitors. With Van Dijk at the back to offset the wonderful attacking flair the team showcased last term, Liverpool are likely to be a major threat in 2017-18 at the very summit of the Premier League.

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