Virgil van Dijk posts cryptic update on Twitter after Liverpool transfer collapses

Ruben Hill
June 11, 2017

Liverpool has formally ended their pursuit of Southampton's captain Virgil van Dijk, and apologized to the club for "any misunderstanding" regarding the player.

As BBC Sport reports, the 25-year-old Southampton defender was linked so strongly with a move to Anfield that the South Coast club lodged an official complaint with the Football Association in which they accused their Premier League rivals of "tapping up" their Dutch worldwide.

Liverpool is said to have attempted to convince the defender to move to Anfield this summer.

Van Dijk only signed a new six-year deal at St Mary's last summer but is understood to be keen to leave and is willing to push through a move if necessary.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction...

The Merseyside giants were heavily linked with making a move for the Saints defender and it was reported in some corners on Monday that the Dutchman had chosen the Anfield outfit over Chelsea and Manchester City.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher was clearly disappointed to see the Merseyside outfit miss out on the Netherlands global.

In April Liverpool were banned from signing any academy players for two years and fined £100,000 after being found guilty of illegally offering an inducement to an 11-year-old who was with Stoke City at the time.

LIVERPOOL have sensationally ended their interest in ex-Celtic star Virgil van Dijk after issuing a groveling apology over tapping-up claims.

Physically, at least, Tah, could be the flawless Van Dijk alternative, although he is significantly less experienced than the Southampton player.

Van Dijk has five years remaining on the contract he signed 11 months ago and Southampton does not need to sell a player who they value highly.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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