It was an exciting transfer rumour while it lasted.
Reports have suggested that Liverpool are not lining up a move for Southampton central defender Virgil Van Dijk in the upcoming January transfer window.
I’m told tonight that Liverpool have no interest in Virgil Van Dijk despite what Dutch papers say #lfc
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) December 6, 2016
The Dutch international was a rumoured target for Jurgen Klopp but the German manager now looks set to turn a focus towards strengthening in other areas of the pitch.
19-year-old Joe Gomez has recently returned from a serious knee injury and poses as a fresh option at centre-back for Liverpool.
Joel Matip is also expected to return from a minor injury and reclaim his place at the heart of the Liverpool defence.
It seems the departure of Sadio Mane as a result of the African Cup of Nations will result in Klopp prioritising an attacking signing instead.