The former Premier League striker believes
the Southampton defender may be the
final piece in a Premier League title-
winning jigsaw at Anfield
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk could
be the “missing link” for Liverpool in their
bid to claim the Premier League title,
according to Micky Quinn.
The former Newcastle striker is not
surprised to learn that the Netherlands
international centre-half is a reported
target for the Reds ahead of the January
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Liverpool have launched regular raids on
St Mary’s Stadium in recent times, with the
likes of Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana,
Dejan Lovren and Sadio Mane lured to
Van Dijk could be the next to head from
the south coast to the north west, with
Jurgen Klopp supposedly in the market for
Quinn thinks the 25-year-old former Celtic
star would be an ideal addition, and may
just be the final piece in the jigsaw which
takes the Reds back to the top of English
“I think he could be the missing link for
Liverpool in regards to winning the Premier
League,” he told talkSPORT .
“I think if they sign him – you’ve seen him
at Celtic, you’ve seen him at Southampton
– he’s a football player, an aggressive
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“He just goes from strength to strength
every game I see him.
“I think he would be a great signing for
Liverpool if money’s no object.
“I could see them winning the Premier
League if they sign him.”
Van Dijk is unlikely to come cheap, having
penned a new six-year contract with
Southampton in May.
Liverpool have, however, looked shaky at
the back at times this season and
bolstering the ranks during the winter
window would make sense.
Klopp is eager to continue putting his own
stamp on the Reds ranks, having spent
just over a year at the helm.
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Ball-playing centre-halves who are also
physical and strong at reading the game
match his philosophy perfectly, and Van
Dijk has shown during his time in
Netherlands, Scotland and England that he
ticks all of those boxes.
He has made 20 appearances for club and
country this season, while netting one goal
in a Europa League clash with Inter.