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Liverpool coach Gerrard admits Van Dijk signing a 'necessity'

Liverpool U18 coach Steven Gerrard has declared the signing of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk as a "necessity".

Gerrard feels the talented centre-back is essential for Jurgen Klopp to enjoy a successful season at Liverpool this term.

He told BT Sport: "Yes [he is a necessity].

"For me, if you want to compete in the league and in the Champions League ( Van Dijk is needed).

"It's been well documented that we need two or three signings in."

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