The Reds seem to have really put their foot down on transfer dealings this week and Danny Murphy believes a deal for Virgil van Dijk is “close.”

Liverpool Football Club seem to be making waves this week in an attempt to really try and progress their transfer dealings before they head off on their tours of Hong Kong and Berlin.

Ex-Reds midfielder Danny Murphy is convinced that the club is ready to “push the boat out” and could even be “close” to securing the signature of heavily linked target Virgil van Dijk.

“Personally, the problem for Liverpool was more defensive (in 2016/17),” he said.

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“I think the van Dijk thing is close. That would be a phenomenal signing but there’s definitely more business to be done at Anfield.”

Liverpool have already broken their transfer record to sign Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah for £37m and are linked with more big money moves for Naby Keïta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Virgil van Dijk and Murphy believes that the club are ready to splash the cash in order to compete.

“My understanding is that they are really trying to push the boat out in bringing new players in to try and compete,” he told

“I suppose the other question is do they need a striker who can get 20 goals a season. Maybe they’ll look there as well, we’ll have to wait and see.”

Personally, I’m hoping that Murphy is correct in his assumptions and the Dutch defender joins the Reds sooner rather than later. Even if just so I don’t have to write about anymore transfer news relating to the Dutch centre back.

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