Date: 23rd January 2017 at 8:21pm
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Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard, has urged manager Jurgen Klopp to go in for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

The ex-England midfielder, who returned to the club where he became an icon as a coach this week, was pressed on his former club’s transfer business on BT Sport.

When asked who he thinks the former Borussia Dortmund manager should be aiming for, the 36-year-old said:

“Who I think we need, I would go and try and bid for Van Dijk from Southampton,

“But we’ve had enough of their players so that will probably go down like a lead balloon,” Gerrard told BT Sport.

The former midfielder, who racked up nearly 700 appearances for the Reds before moving to the MLS in 2015, witnessed the first influx of Southampton talent on Merseyside when in 2014.

Whilst Gerrard was heading off to the World Cup with England, his compatriots Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, also in the national squad for the tournament in Brazil, swapped the south coast for Merseyside, as well as Croatia international, Dejan Lovren.

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