Liverpool are ready to turn their attention to Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij after backing down in their pursuit of Virgil van Dijk.

Klopp will now attempt to sign De Vrij, and is already thought to have failed with a bid in the region of £17.2million, with the Serie A club holding out for closer to £30million.

However the 25-year-old has just over 12 months remaining on his current deal with the Rome club, and Liverpool stand a good chance of beating the price down.

Source: ClubCall

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