Liverpool resurrect their interest in Virgil van Dijk

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Southampton have slapped a £75m price-tag on Virgil van Dijk [Echo], but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reckons he can get the Dutchman for £30m less, according to the Express...

The 26-year-old Netherlands worldwide central defender, who is now working his way back to full fitness after suffering a season-ending foot injury against Leicester in January, has been heavily linked with a move away from St Mary's this summer.

Liverpool were favourites to sign the 26-year-old but had to back off after Saints made an official complaint about the way they approach the transfer.

Liverpool's interest in him is nothing new, although given that they were forced to publicly apologise to Southampton after their approach for the Dutch global previously which resulted in the Saints lodging a formal complaint against them with the Premier League, it looked as though the pursuit was over.

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Liverpool's defending was criticised throughout last season as they conceded 42 goals in the Premier League, with Arsenal the only team in the top six having a worse record at the back.

He has since proved he has the physicality, concentration and technique required to be an effective Premier League centre-back.

On Saturday, a video was shared around Liverpool fans of Van Dijk reportedly "smiling" when an Albanian Reds fan told him to switch to Anfield.