Liverpool are prepared to go berserk over Van Dijk transfer as Southampton's position over Virgil van Dijk changes amid the last 10 days of the summer transfer window.
Be that as it may, if the Reds can't secure the services of the £60million-rated Dutch defender in coming days Jurgen Klopp is highly far-fetched to sign an option.
Southampton are set to support their defensive options with a £17million bargain for Lazio centre back Wesley Hoedt this week - re-lighting talk that Van Dijk could yet leave St Mary's this late spring.
Lazio sporting chief Ighli Tare asserts that Hoedt has been ensured standard first-group football by Southampton director Mauricio Pellegrino.
Southampton executive Ralph Krueger was resolute a week ago that Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool wouldn't be sold, however Southampton's new Chinese proprietors haven't furnished Pellegrino with any extra finances for the transfers.
Instability about his future stays as Van Dijk still hasn't came back to Saints' first-group fold - a month subsequent to being expelled to prepare without anyone else in the wake of advising Pellegrino that he needed to clear out.
Liverpool know they need to tread precisely having openly pulled back their advantage and issued a conciliatory sentiment to Saints in June in the wake of being blamed for tapping up Van Dijk, who turned in an exchange ask for a fortnight prior.
Southampton's position over Van Dijk to date has reflected Liverpool's way to deal with keeping Philippe Coutinho far from the grasp of Barcelona. They have been unwilling to put a cost on him or tune in to offers.
Be that as it may, if Saints do reluctantly allow the 26-year-old his desire to proceed onward then Liverpool will be at the front of the line and are set up to smash their transfer record.
Van Dijk, whose goals southampton have been in Europe mostly last season the winner against Inter doesn't want to play for the club again. Van Dijk Everton linked, but they pulled out of the deal as they couldn't afford paying what Liverpool could.
In the event that the Reds don't arrive Van Dijk then Klopp will press ahead with Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan and Joe Gomez as his four focus back alternatives for this season.
One player who unquestionably won't be Anfield bound is Julian Draxler.
Paris Saint-Germain are interested in offers for the Germany global after their reality record £200million swoop for Neymar and Liverpool have been connected with a move for him.
Klopp was occupied with the left-sided play maker last season and held converses with him, however Draxler turned down the Reds when he moved from Wolfsburg and signed for PSG rather in January.
Liverpool have no aim of backpedaling in for him as that isn't a territory of the squad Klopp is hoping to fortify.
With summer signings Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke on board, Klopp is content with the choices he has as far as his front three.
The Reds supervisor is however still open to supporting his positions in focus midfield. Liverpool have been left short around there by injuries to Coutinho and Adam Lallana .