Liverpool head into the final month of the campaign knowing they can ill afford anymore slip ups if they are to finish in the Champions League places come the end of the season.
Whilst the Reds will be desperate to make a top four spot their own, starting with a win at Watford on Monday Night Football next week, manager Jurgen Klopp also has another battle on his hands.
According to reports from the Liverpool Echo the former Borussia Dortmund manager is ready to break the club’s record-transfer fee in order to land a £50m deal for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk this summer.
The Saints skipper, who is now reportedly a target for Premier League rivals Arsenal, is out for the season having secured an ankle injury against Leicester in January, although that doesn’t seemed to have deterred any potential buyers.
Before his injury the Dutch defender had been one of the standout performers in the Premier League this season.