Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has hinted that he will open to a move away from the club next January transfer window.
The Dutchman has been a subject of transfer interest from the Reds since the end of last season, with reports that the Merseyside almost signed the defender but were pegged back in their efforts to sign him due to resentment from Southampton who threatened legal action against Liverpool, if they do not stop poaching their player.
Although, Van Dijk has told the club of his decision to leave last summer window with Liverpool being his likeliest destination but his dream was thwarted by the Saints’ refusal to allow him to move to Anfield.
Liverpool are believed to be keen on adding the Dutch defender to their ranks as they look to finally solve their defensive crisis that has seen them concede cheap goals.
Chelsea were said to have also enquired about the availaibility of Van Dijk but were also rebuffed despite the defender handing in a transfer request as he hoped to force a move away.
The former Celtic centre-back has now come out aagin to hint that he wants to leave during the next January transfer window, he told Fox Sports : ‘I’m not sorry for anything. ‘Of course, I wanted to make a step up, but Southampton did not want me to sell me, but you’re a professional, so now I’ll give everything to the club. ‘Halfway through the season, maybe we can see what’s possible.’