Craig Burley backs Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool....in the summer

Craig Burley backs Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool....in the summer

Craig Burley backs Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool....in the summer

"II can have my opinion and this I have give to the technical director, to the chairman, my opinion".

Speaking to Open Goal's Si Ferry, Commons said: "He's probably one of the best guys I've played with".

Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have been looking at van Dijk for 12-months, although it was the Reds' pursuit of Van Dijk in the summer that caught the headlines. After that, the board can decide what is best for the team.

Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk is apparently the name at the top of Wenger's list with the Frenchman weighing up the possibility of making a move for the Dutchman.

However, Arsenal are now also said to be considering a move to sign the Netherlands global, with Manchester City also monitoring the situation.

Van Dijk had started Southampton's 11 games, after returning from long-term injury in September, but was dropped to the bench for their match at Chelsea on Saturday after some poor performances recently.

Virgil van Dijk
Getty Virgil van Dijk hasn't re-found his best form this season

Van Dijk issued a transfer request in August in order to push through a Southampton departure, though the club maintained their stance in refusing to sell the Netherlands global.

'But I repeat that I can't control the market right now.

"It's not good. It's a lack of respect for my players, especially, and then for the other team, in this case for Van Dijk".

"We have got a lot of players in our club that the other clubs wants to buy or on loan". I will recommend to try to keep our best player here at the club.

'He's a really good player. The club was clear about it in the beginning and I have the same opinion'.

"I think this will happen but I think it's probably going to happen in the summer", the Scot said.

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