Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk looked nailed on to leave St Mary’s this summer.
Liverpool’s pursuit of the Dutchman quickly turned into a shambles, as the Saints threated to complain to the Premier League for tapping up.
Liverpool officially ended their interest in the player soon after, and issued a formal apology to Southampton.
Still, rumours of a move to Anfield would not go away. Somewhat surprisingly, van Dijk was still a Southampton player when the window closed, but it’s unclear whether or not his long-term future is still at the club.
Van dijk yet to make an appearance for Southampton this season. Saturday’s Premier League match at Crystal Palace is likely to come to soon as the player is still making his way back to full fitness.
Go back in January
Liverpool could very well go back in for the 26-year-old when the next transfer window opens in January.
One Liverpool fans pleaded with Liverpool owner John W Henry to make the signing happen.
Footage shows a supporter at a baseball match pleading with Henry to sign van Dijk in January, saying “it’s the right thing to do.”
Henry appeared to hear the fan, but did not make any acknowledgement of the request.
Henry is the founder of Fenway Sports Group (FSG), whose subsidiaries include Liverpool and Massachusetts baseball side the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox play their home matches at Fenway Park, from which FSG got its name.
Watch the video of the fan below
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) September 14, 2017