Date published: Tuesday 8th August 2017 9:22

Jamie Carragher thinks Virgil van Dijk would have a bigger impact if he moved to Liverpool than if he chose Chelsea.

The Southampton defender handed in a transfer request on Monday and now looks set to leave the south coast club after a summer of uncertainty.

The Reds and Chelsea are reportedly the two frontrunners for his signature with both clubs likely to make a move for the £50million-rated centre-back.

However, Carragher thinks his signing would be more beneficial to his former club than Antonio Conte’s side.

“At this moment Chelsea are a better team than Liverpool no doubt about it, but the way Chelsea are set up, you would have him as the middle man in the back three, and David Luiz is so good there,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“With Liverpool, the thing would be if you could go there and be the man who took Liverpool back to winning trophies.

“Liverpool have won one trophy in 10, 12 years. Can he be the one who is part of something that starts with Jurgen Klopp.”

Source: http://www.football365.com/news/carra-van-dijk-would-bring-back-liverpool-glory-days