Liverpool should do all they can to sign Ajax centre-half Matthijs de Light because Joe Gomez will not get better, according to Steve Nicol.
The Reds have invested heavily in improving their defence during recent windows.
Van Dijk was bought as part of a record-breaking £75 million ($95m) deal in January 2018, with the Dutchman seen as important player to take Anfield to a greater height.
And Steve now believes De Light will be welcome as well because Van Dijk needs a proper partner.
His words, “I’ll tell you what, De Ligt and Van Dijk at any club would be arguably the best centre-back pairing in world football, no question.
“And absolutely Liverpool need to try and get somebody beside Van Dijk who is in his stratosphere.
“The thing is though, Gomez before he got injured was doing an excellent job but I’m not sure that he is going to get any better than he already is to be honest with you.
“So I think it would serve Liverpool well to go and get somebody beside Van Dijk who is tried and trusted.”