English Premier League outfit Liverpool are now in a free run to secure the signature of Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt in the coming summer transfer window.
The Reds team have been linked with his signature as they hope to land Virgil Van Dijk his Dutch national team partnership at the Anfield.
Both Virgil Van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt have shown a level of partnership and understanding on the pitch for their national team, a feat that the Liverpool boss will want to see at the Anfield.
However, the Reds team faced completion for the signature of the star player from Spanish La Liga side Barcelona but they seem to have won in that direction as the Catalan vice-president Jordi Mestre revealed that his team is nowhere close to agreeing on a deal for Matthijs de Ligt.
The Barcelona chief refuted claims in the media that his club is close to sealing a deal for Matthijs de Ligt, stressing that there are no signatures yet for the deal.
Meanwhile, the attention of the Reds team ahead of the coming summer transfer window has been shifted to the attack following the 3-0 hammering the club suffered against Barcelona in the Champions League