Liverpool will have to tear-up their wage structure to sign rising Dutch star Matthijs de Ligt.

That’s the message from De Ligt’s controversial agent Mino Raiola, who is at the centre of a bidding war involving SIX leading clubs including Jurgen Klopp's newly-crowned European kings and Premier League champions Manchester City.

Raiola believes Anfield would be an ideal destination for the 19-year-old Ajax captain, who would pair up with Holland central defensive partner Virgil van Dijk if he does go there.

However, Liverpool will have to make the teenager the highest-paid player in their history ahead of even Mohamed Salah and Van Dijk for it to happen — or give that duo huge pay-rises, too.