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08th Jun 2017

Virgil van Dijk’s cryptic tweet provokes wide range of responses

"Hand in a transfer request and get out that hell hole!"

Robert Redmond

Virgil van Dijk’s aborted move to Liverpool has definitely become a transfer saga.

Earlier this week, reports emerged that the club had beaten off competition from Manchester City and Chelsea for the defender. Van Dijk was set to cost £60m, and the Southampton captain was on the verge of becoming the most expensive defender ever and Liverpool’s most expensive signing.

However, it appears someone forgot to tell Southampton, and the club weren’t happy about the reports.

They raised the issue with the Premier League. But, before an investigation was opened, Liverpool backtracked and apologised to their rivals, saying their interest in Van Dijk had ended.

Now, Liverpool are said to be looking at alternatives to the 25-year-old, after seemingly missing out on what was clearly their number one transfer target.

However, reports on Thursday suggested that the club could return for the Van Dijk. Jurgen Klopp still wants the player, and if things can be patched up with Southampton, it’s possible the Dutch defender could still end up at Anfield.

Either way, Van Dijk to Liverpool has definitely become a transfer saga, and no transfer saga is complete without a cryptic tweet. Van Dijk posted this on Thursday, as he jetted off to ponder his next move.

It provoked a wide reaction, proving football fans are at a loose end since the season finished.

Some just wanted Van Dijk to get himself to Liverpool ASAP.

Others urged Virgil to take matters into his own hands and force Southampton to sell him.

Some Saints fans got involved.

Someone replied with this:

There was this:

And this, for some reason:

Some Liverpool fans already seem very fond of Van Dijk.