Liverpool will face a battle with Man City for the signing of Virgil Van Dijk in January, according to some reliable reports.
The Reds were smothered in their endeavors to draw Van Dijk to Anfield in the mid year, pulling back their enthusiasm after danger of a Premier League examination.
Van Dijk delivered a move ask for in the last a long time of the exchange window, at the end of the day stayed at St Mary's, and has shown up so far this season.
However, Liverpool are required to make a recharged offer to sign the Dutchman one month from now, as Jurgen Klopp's permeable protection keeps on undermining their force.
As indicated by Goal, City are likewise in the chase for the 26-year-old, with Pep Guardiola making the expansion of another middle back his need.
This comes after City's own particular fizzled endeavor to sign Van Dijk in front of 2017/18, while moves for Jonny Evans, Leonardo Bonucci and Inigo Martinez additionally failed.
Martinez is Guardiola's other focus in the new year, yet "Van Dijk is the favored alternative," with an enquiry likely "in the coming weeks."
In any case, the Reds might be floated by City's "worries in regards to how he would respond on the off chance that he doesn't play frequently once Kompany, Stones and Nicolas Otamendi are altogether fit."
This could incite Guardiola to select the less prominent choice in Martinez, who might likewise be impressively less expensive at £28.12 million.
Liverpool themselves have couple of contrasting options to the previous Celtic protector, with West Brom's Ahmed Hegazi the main other focus back convincingly connected with a move to Merseyside generally.
Given the Baggies have an alternative to sign Hegazi on a changeless arrangement, and no different clubs can say something regarding transactions, this by and by limits the Reds' competitors down to one.
They were ready to pay a world-record expense to sign Van Dijk in the mid year, yet with Southampton not hoping to go separate ways with another of their key players, this demonstrated pointless.
Be that as it may, Van Dijk's melting away ubiquity on the south drift, and the exhibitions of any semblance of Maya Yoshida and Jack Stephens in his stead prior in the season, could entice the Saints to go separate ways.
Klopp has attempted to build up a reliable focus back matching so far this term, with Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren both battling with wounds.
This has seen third-decision alternative Ragnar Klavan show up as of now, with Joe Gomez generally involved as agent appropriate back.
Liverpool can be relied upon to pull out all the stops on Van Dijk again in January, and the expectation will be that they can battle off City and secure an arrangement this time around.