Virgil van Dijk is trying ahead to an “intense” pre-season with Liverpool and would not consider that the Reds’ possible lack of Champions League soccer subsequent time period will hinder them within the switch market.

Saturday’s draw with Aston Villa all however ended the top-four hopes of Jurgen Klopp and co – who look set to need to make do with Europa League soccer for the primary time since 2016/17.