New twist in betting odds for Liverpool over Virgil Van Dijk

Liverpool are back as favourites in the race to sign Virgil Van Dijk according to the latest odds from SkyBet.

The Reds are 7/4 favourites, ahead of Manchester City who are at 5/2.

Southampton are at 5/2 to keep hold of Van Dijk.

This is a change from 24 hours earlier, when Liverpool had drifted out to 3/1 and Manchester City were 5/4 favourites, as it has been reported.

Liverpool had been hot favourites to sign Van Dijk from Southampton, before the Saints threatened to report them to the Premier League for making an illegal approach to the player.

In response Liverpool issued a statement apologising to Southampton and declaring they had pulled out of the running.

Yet these latest odds offer hope that a move for Van Dijk could yet be resurrected.

If Manchester City are unwilling to make a move themselves and Van Dijk insists he wants out, Liverpool could become the most logical route out of the club.

The transfer window has not even officially opened, let alone closed, so there could be a lot left to run in this one and a U-turn from Liverpool can’t be ruled out.