A source close to Virgil van Dijk expects him to be a Liverpool player by the end of the window, Sky sources understand.

Liverpool ended their interest in Van Dijk after Southampton complained to the Premier League about an alleged illegal approach.

They also apologised to Southampton.

Liverpool's position has not changed since they issue a statement last month, which read: "Liverpool would like to put on record our regret over recent media speculation regarding Southampton Football Club and player transfers between the two clubs.