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Liverpool hero Molby: Van Dijk will transform Klopp's team

Liverpool hero Jan Molby believes Virgil van Dijk's signing would transform manager Jurgen Klopp's team.

Writing for the Liverpool Echo, Molby opined: "With Virgil van Dijk, everybody now knows Southampton would rather sell to Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester City than Liverpool, so I'm not convinced that will happen.

"The Southampton situation is strange. I don't know what we have done to upset Southampton to the fact they are being so stubborn about it.

"Southampton are a selling club, and it's not just Liverpool they sell to. They sell to everybody. They let their managers go to everybody.

"I still think we'll sign a few decent players before the transfer window shuts, but I'd like to see van Dijk, though. I really would.

"He looks Champions League level. They talk are very big on personalities in Holland, especially in their central defenders.

"Just look at Ronald Koeman's management career, and he's had huge success with centre-backs because he's big on personality.

"Van Dijk is a bit like Mats Hummels in a way, the same type. He has the big personality that Klopp has spoken about Liverpool needing in defence."

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