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Liverpool are on the verge of announcing second major January signing

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Right now, it is a very exciting time to be a fan of Liverpool.

The club are sitting fourth in the table with a number of their players in fantastic form, namely Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

And, to add to the mania surrounding their brilliant attacking trio, the Reds have announced a truly enormous signing, sealing a £75m deal for Southampton's Virgil van Dijk.

Also, Liverpool have the £48m arrival of RB Leipzig's Naby Keita to look forward to in the summer of 2018.

Surely things can't get much better? Well, they may do very shortly.

According to BILD, Klopp's men could be on the verge of announcing another huge acquisition in January.

The man in question? Schalke's Leon Goretzka, with the German international in the last year of his contract with the Bundesliga club.

He will be free to negotiate a pre-contract with foreign clubs in January and apparently, he has chosen Liverpool as his preferred destination, shunning the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich Arsenal and Juventus.

GORETZKA THE MAN TO REPLACE CAN

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Despite the fact he would probably not join until 1 July, 2018, getting the deal done would be a massive boost as Goretzka is the perfect man to replace want-away Emre Can, who is likely to sign for Juventus.

If Liverpool could somehow keep hold of Coutinho and add the Schalke man to their roster for next season, they would boast one of the finest squads in Europe, one capable of possibly competing with Manchester City.

KLOPP ON VAN DIJK'S £75M FEE

The Liverpool boss said he did not think about the price for the Dutchman: "Not because I like throwing money around but it's only because we are thinking about the player.

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"You get the price and you have to accept it or not."

"I'm surprised about the development [in transfer market prices] in the last two years," added Klopp. "There were big steps and the last half a year changed everything.

"We cannot, as a club, change that. Not each club would be able to do it but a lot of clubs are able to do it and they will do it in the future. It's about need and opportunity.

"It's the same like it was before. Half a year ago there was a big transfer for an offensive player and now we have a big transfer for a defensive player. It's around about a third of it - that is how it always was.

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"It's not nice but that is the market. We have to adapt. That's how it is."

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