Liverpool had been enthusiastic about Southampton superstar Van Dijk right through the summer time however Saints refused to promote the Dutchman.
He passed in a switch request however Saints rejected it and compelled him to keep on the membership, simply over a yr after signing a brand new lengthy-time period contract.
Given says there will have to have be a Plan B for Liverpool boss Klopp, whose defence has come below serious grievance this season to date.
“It was obviously well-documented they wanted Van Dijk in the summer,” Given stated on Sky Sports.
“He didn’t arrive for no matter reason why however you possibly can have concept a membership the scale of Liverpool would have had a plan B.
“Obviously Van Dijk at the remaining day, we more or less knew that it wasn’t going to occur.
“You suppose a membership of that measurement would say ‘well we can’t get him, we attempted the entirety’, so there will have to be a Plan B, there will have to be some other centre-part in Europe or global soccer that they may get to their soccer membership.
“It’s transparent the targets from remaining season and this season they’re conceding, or even Klopp himself is pronouncing he’s ill of the sport targets week in, week out.”
Given says Jurgen Klopp should paintings exhausting along with his present crop of defenders at the coaching flooring as he would want a “magic wand” to deliver anyone in out of doors the switch window.
“You have to (work on it) now because the window is closed, there is no magic wand,” the previous Newcastle goalkeeper added.
“Van Dijk couldn’t are available or the like, so it’s one thing they’ve to paintings on. Players have to step up and simply be a little bit extra dominant.
“It all the time turns out at Liverpool that anyone else goes to head it, anyone else goes to transparent it.
“No one ever turns out to take keep an eye on of the placement. You can see how pissed off he was once on the finish of the sport.
“You will have all of the ownership and perhaps they’re no longer placing the possibilities away as neatly however as you assert whilst you’re conceding on the again, you’re all the time going to have to ranking additional targets on the different finish.”