Liverpool heavy favourites to land van Dijk signature

Liverpool heavy favourites to land van Dijk signature

Virgil van Dijk's odds to move to Liverpool have moved from 5/2 yesterday to 1/8, with the move looking likely.

The general consensus over the past week or so has been that van Dijk faces a choice between three of England's biggest clubs, in Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City. 

Man City were thought to be his preferred destination, with reports of the Manchester club willing to offer him £200,000 a week surfaced at the weekend. van Dijk was thought to be "impressed" with Liverpool but that money was always going to be the decisive factor. 

It has emerged today though that Liverpool are willing to match the financial clout of their Premier LEague rivals and the betting markets have reacted. The odds of van Dijk making the move to Anfield have been shortening all day, starting at evens and are now best priced 1/4. 

That's in contrast to Man City, who were 4/9 at the weekend amidst all of those reports but have since lengthened to 5/1 following Liverpool's refusal to give up in their pursuit of the highly coveted centre-back. It's no secret that Jurgen Klopp wants to strengthen his backline and van Dijk could be key in any potential challenge for the title next year at Anfield. 

Chelsea are still lurking on the fringes of the market at 33/1 but with their financial muscle and a willingness to not 'stand still' in the transfer market this summer after last season's success, they too could become contenders over the next couple of days.