The Virgil van Dijk saga might not yet be over.
Liverpool looked to have ended their interest in the Dutchman when they issued an apology to Southampton earlier this summer, amid allegations of an illegal approach.
However, the centre-back has given them renewed hope after refusing to play for Southampton and being made to train alone by Mauricio Pellegrino.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds are still monitoring the situation, though it’s evident they don’t want to risk Southampton’s wrath again.
It’s reported they will only make their move if the Saints make it clear they are open to offers – in which case, Liverpool are ready to break their transfer record with a £60million bid.
The former Celtic defender has set his heart on Anfield and with only three weeks to go until the start of the Premier League season, Pellegrino must weigh up whether he can afford to have a disruptive influence in his squad.
As for Jurgen Klopp, he is looking to bring in more options at centre-back. Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip were first choice last season, with Ragnar Klavan as a back-up.
Mamadou Sakho has returned from his loan spell at Crystal Palace, but his relationship with Klopp broke down last summer and his future remains uncertain.