Chelsea have a long standing interest in Dutch and Southampton centre-back Van Dijk and reports according to Starsport is in the claim that the tough tackling defender has favored a move to Anfield on the condition that they qualify for the Champions League.
The 25-year-old was unearthed by Southampton from the Scottish League where he impressed with Celtic over three seasons. Dijk continued with his impressive show-offs for the Saints and has draw attraction from Chelsea as well as Liverpool.
Dijk has been let in into the plans of Jurgen Klopp and how he would fit in at Anfield when he joins next them next summer. It is possible that he feels his chances for playing regularly with Chelsea will be limited given the amount of star defenders at the call of Conte.
Conte has managed a tad scanty back-line from the beginning of this season and he’s now looking to bolster his squad to be able to cope with the amount of competitions the Blues will feature in next season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool greatest undoing for this season has been the number of goals conceded by their leaky defense. The Reds are second best in terms of goals scored in the Premier League but Klopp must reinforce his defense to complement his very potent attack.
This report must have come as cheering for the Reds who are seeking Champions League qualification.