Cape Town - Matthijs de Ligt has discussed the possibility
of joining Liverpool in the future.
De Ligt has emerged as one of the brightest young talents
across Europe during his time as Ajax.
Named Ajax captain as a teenager, the centre-half has
attracted reported interest from Barcelona, Manchester United and numerous
Ajax director of football Marc Overmars, wanted by Arsenal,
says the 19-year-old would be his first signing at whichever club he worked
Netherlands team-mate Virgil van Dijk has also praised his
compatriot, with De Ligt himself returning the favour.
"Virgil is a player who has experience in the top
leagues," he told Goal.com.
"Of course, you would want to learn from him. It’s very
helpful playing alongside him in the Dutch team."
Asked whether he could envisage being his team-mate at club
level, De Ligt replied: "It could happen.
"He plays for Liverpool, a good club, but I’m not
focused on them. I focus on Ajax and then I'll see where I end up."