Virgil Van Dijk is one of the most wanted players out there ahead of the January transfer window.
The Southampton defender has continued to impress over the last couple of seasons, and now Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and even Chelsea have all been linked with a move for him.
Despite the speculation, he’s been keeping his head down, and when Southampton took on Tottenham Hotspur, gave the Saints the lead – and of course Twitter reacted exactly as you might expect.
If that wasn’t enough, the defender then managed to be out-jumped by Dele Alli for Spurs’ equaliser – and the tweets weren’t so nice.
Best of Twitter
Virgil Van Dijk somehow manages to simultaneously look like Southampton's best defender, midfielder, and attacker on the pitch.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 28, 2016
Destined for the top at any club Virgil van dijk he's that good !
— Benn Lynch (@bennlynch4) December 28, 2016
Virgil van Dijk: Only Charlie Austin (9) and Jay Rodriguez (4) have scored more goals for Southampton this season than Van Dijk (3) #soutot
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) December 28, 2016
Not saying we should sign Virgil van Dijk, because it's extremely unlikely, but if we did, I wouldn't complain
Then things changed
Dele Alli has just beaten Virgil Van Dijk to a header…
— Tyler (@_TylerCooke) December 28, 2016
Delle Allie out-jumps Virgil Van Dijk and scores
— Mageba (@uAyanda_) December 28, 2016
ALDERWEIRELD WOULD HAVE WON THAT HEADER @VirgilvDijk
— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) December 28, 2016
Big difference playing for Southampton when you turn up at Old Trafford as Luke Shaw and Morgan Schneiderlin have found out,Virgil van Dijk?
— PATRICK MC CABE (@PAT_MACCABA) December 28, 2016
— Ayan Chakraborty (@ayanc_99) December 28, 2016
— Derek Polley (@djp1961b) December 28, 2016