Liverpool sensationally pull out of Van Dijk transfer

Van Dijk keen on Anfield move

Van Dijk keen on Anfield move

Liverpool have pulled out of the race to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk after a row with their Premier League rivals.

And they were thought to be willing to offer Saints £60m to sign the 25-year-old.

In a statement Liverpool apologised to the player and his club over their approach, which came to light following media reports that the Dutchman favoured a move to Anfield.

According to The Sun, manager Juergen Klopp has convinced the Liverpool owners Van Dijk is deserving of earning a weekly wage of nearly 200,000 pounds - making him its highest ever paid player.

As a result, Liverpool's chase for the Netherlands worldwide dramatically collapsed on Wednesday night, with the Merseyside giants releasing a statement and apologising for creating media speculation around the player.

According to the Daily Echo, Southampton aren't happy with the way the Reds are trying to recruit van Dijk and they want the Premier League to probe the club over the alleged illegal approach.

Van Dijk, who has five years left on his deal at St Mary's, is said to have preferred Liverpool ahead of interest from fellow interested parties Chelsea and Manchester City.

'We respect Southampton's position and can confirm we have ended any interest in the player'.

Van Dijk missed the second half of last season with an ankle ligament injury but has impressed since his move to England from Celtic in September 2015 for £11.5million.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher was clearly disappointed to see the Merseyside outfit miss out on the Netherlands worldwide.

Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren and Sadio Mane have all made the journey in recent years - four of them remain first team regulars with Liverpool.

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