Liverpool have long been admirers of Southampton striker Virgil van Dijk, but the transfer for the defender could end up in a tug-of-war since Manchester City are also interested.
Pep Guardiola is currently on the lookout to get more defensive reinforcements even before John Stones got injured because of a hamstring injury.
“We’re going to discuss when January is coming,” Guardiola said after their 2-0 win against Leicester.
“We are going to think about it, but not because John is in that position.
“To play in all the competitions, you need a bigger squad because the players don’t have time for regeneration before the next game.”
Van Dijk has shown his interest in moving to Liverpool but the transfer did not commence during the summer since Southampton denied the transfer.
Saints could further frustrate Liverpool by transferring the 26-year-old to City. And, with the impressive performance of Man City together with their ability to spend more, they could easily sway Van Dijk to move with them instead.