Manager Revealed: Liverpool Were On The Verge To Sign 25-year-old Dutch Powerhouse

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he has tried to sign Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk during his time at Anfield, according to the Glasgow Evening Times reports.

During his time at Anfield Rodgers was desperate to sign the Dutchman, however, Liverpool’s scouts told him that Van Dijk was not good enough and urged him to look elsewhere.
“Virgil van Dijk could have jumped from Celtic to a Liverpool,” Rodgers said. “Some clubs will want to see the players tested at certain arenas first.

“There is maybe an issue with scouts.

“When I was at Liverpool I asked about van Dijk and he was at Groningen and then at Celtic. But I was told he wouldn’t be for us at the time.”

The 25-year-old defender ended up leaving the Scottish giants to join Southampton, and Liverpool’s decision to overlook him could prove costly.
Van Dijk has gone on to become as one of the best defenders in Premier League since then and has been valued around £60m.



Southampton face a fight to keep hold of the Dutch international, with Liverpool now believed to be interested in signing him.
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