Liverpool hatch Virgil van Dijk transfer replacement plan which could anger Jose Mourinho

Liverpool’s need for a Van Dijk replacement is likely to scupper those plans.

Tottenham did sign young centre-back Joe Rodon from Swansea in the summer but they are still looking for more depth.

Meanwhile, Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has opened up on how the squad reacted to losing Van Dijk to injury after a tackle from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

He told beIN Sports: “The situation was difficult at the beginning, especially that he had played all the matches since he joined the team three years ago, and the defence plan is built around him.