The Reds have been repeatedly linked with the Dutch defender. But they cooled their interest amid tapping up accusations. Liverpool could only manage a 3-3 draw with Watford on Saturday. Throughout the clash Jurgen Klopp’s men looked slapdash at the back.
And Given reckons the Reds will eventually get their man. “That’s sort of gone on over the whole summer that transfer,” Given said on Sky Sports. “It should go through, I don’t know sitting here obviously today but I think he’s desperate to go to Liverpool.
You can see by yesterday’s defending that he’d be the perfect fit to go into that defence and head some of the balls clear and marshal them. “He’s a fantastic centre-half.” Liverpool could have plenty of cash to splash if they sell Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho.