Liverpool, Man City or Barça: what's coming next for Van Dijk?

Arnold Nichols
December 27, 2017

But with the winter window approaching and City and Liverpool both ramping up their interest again, van Dijk and Pellegrino have again locked horns.

Van Dijk, now 26, has made 11 appearances for the Saints this season, impressing in a season that has seen Mauricio Pellegrini's men struggle towards the bottom of the table.

While the Sunday World does suggest that Liverpool are willing to meet Southampton valuation of 70 million pounds, Barcelona and Manchester City are also keeping close tabs on the Dutchman.

The Saints have won just twice in their last 12 games in the Premier League, and none in their last seven to leave them embroiled in a relegation dogfight, and van Dijk has failed to make the last two matchday squads. "We have to wait".

He said: "I guess, with Virgil, there is a lot of speculation".

"The manager decides what is the best". We win, draw and lose, with and without Virgil.

Van Dijk's future at Southampton came under renewed focus at the weekend when he was left out of the squad against Huddersfield Town despite being fit to play. "We can't use this performance as an excuse".

Liverpool are so close to having a great team as the front four of Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are as good as I have seen watching the club over the last 50 years.

All the indications are that Southampton will consider selling the player now and after he made it clear last summer that he wanted to join Liverpool ahead of any other club, the Anfield board have to go after him again. "This situation is a big learning curve for everybody and now we decide what is the best for the club". "I can't control the whispers and news from outside".

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