Liverpool in for Dutch defender who claims he is similar to Virgil van Dijk: report

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United at Anfield on January 01, 2024 in Liverpool, England.
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Liverpool have been revealed as a club interested in signing a defender who has opened up about how he is similar to club legend Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutchman has been one of the Reds’ biggest assets in recent years, forging his way as the cornerstone of Liverpool’s backline ever since they signed him from Southampton six years ago.

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Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a freelance football journalist who predominantly specialises in transfer stories and exclusives. He began his career in 2016 covering the world-renowned Sandbach United, of North West Counties fame, before earning a spot on the sports desks of national papers, where he bounced between several outlets such as Sportbible, the Express, Mirror, and Daily Star. An NCTJ graduate of the News Associates who swapped investigative journalism in the Costa del Sol for football reporting in Northern England, he first wrote for FourFourTwo in December 2023.