Well, you never mentioned them as one of the top clubs that might offer him a starting berth, nor 'that lot' down the road come to that. I think Liverpool will spend heavily again in the summer, in defence and in midfield, and de Ligt would easily play before Loveren. Similarly, whoever is ultimately appointed at OT, funds will be made available to strengthen what has been an identified weakness for some time as well as to signal yet another new era. If, as rumoured, van der Sar is to be their DofF, then he'll presumably make de Ligt one of his first targets. With at least 3-4 suitors, the price will likely be as high as de Jong, perhaps even higher given his leadership credentials.