Liverpool fans have all reacted the exact same to the 17/18 third kit

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It's been a frustrating yet promising summer transfer window for Liverpool thus far.

While the Reds have landed Mohamed Salah from Roma for a club-record £36.9 million and Dominic Solanke on a free from Chelsea, they've also endured some excruciating transfer sagas.

RB Leipzig's Naby Keita, for example, has been linked with a move to Anfield for the best part of a month now but appears no closer to joining.

Leipzig are refusing to budge on their £70 million valuation of the 22-year-old midfielder and now Keita has reportedly decided he is 'comfortable' in the Bundesliga.

Elsewhere, Virgil van Dijk came close to joining last month but the deal fell through when Southampton accused Liverpool of tapping-up their player.

So serious were the allegations that the Premier League stepped in, although they eventually decided to not take action.

Liverpool were then forced to apologise and end their interest in Van Dijk.

Even Jurgen Klopp has shown signs of frustration after admitting he will ditch any transfer targets if negotiations become too complicated.

"We pretty much have all what you need, but at the end it is still business, whether you have the money," said Klopp, who recently saw a £57 million bid for Keita rejected.

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"You go out and see the car that you have been dreaming about your whole life. You say 'here is the money', but they say to you 'I don't want to sell the car'.

"You say 'but I have got the money!' but they say 'I don't want to sell'. Things like this happen in life, not only football. It is not about this."

However, there has been a dramatic twist in Klopp's pursuit of Van Dijk after reports suggested a move could still be on.

Van Dijk only has eyes for Liverpool and it would appear the feeling is mutual judging by how fans responded to their new third kit being announced on Twitter today (see below).


Liverpool's 17/18 third strip looks unerringly similar to the Netherlands kit, which prompted fans to suggest it's tailor made for Van Dijk. Here's how Twitter reacted to the unveiling.


Liverpool fans are clearly still optimistic that a deal can be struck for Van Dijk, who Southampton would want at least £60 million for.

After what happened last month, there's no chance of the Saints giving Liverpool an easy time where negotiations are concerned.

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