- Dirk Kuyt thinks fellow Dutchman Virgil van Dijk should follow in his footsteps and sign for Liverpool
- The centre-back is currently contracted to Southampton, but desires an Anfield switch
- Time will tell if Liverpool rekindle our interest in January when the transfer window opens
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Dirk Kuyt has suggested Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk is the perfect player to bolster our squad.
Our former winger knows his countryman well, although they never played together for the Netherlands.
Kuyt retired this year after winning the Dutch title with Feyenoord, so is now deciding on what steps to take next in the game.
Van Dijk remains Jurgen Klopp’s primary target, although after illegally approaching the defender back in June, Liverpool have been too afraid of potential repercussions to lodge an official bid.
Kuyt told Sky Sports News: “I know Virgil. I didn’t play with him in the national team but he’s a great player. We’ll see how things will go in the winter break or at the end of the season.
“I don’t think it’s strange for me to say he is a player who will suit Liverpool very well. He has the right mentality and he is a great defender.
“He could do a great job at Liverpool but it’s not for me to say if he would be an improvement or not. That’s up to the club.”
There are now suggestions that Southampton are coming round to the idea of cashing in on their giant centre-back.
The Daily Mail, among others, reckon Liverpool will lodge a £70m bid after being encouraged by the Saints that a deal could be possible if the money is right.
£70m is an insane amount of money for a player with limited Champions League experience and actually just a handful of caps – but he’s the man Klopp wants and Liverpool should ensure his arrival as a result.
We think that by February we may finally have our man.