Southampton supporters have been a bit more upbeat in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their side produce a spirited display to hold Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s on Sunday, although it didn’t end their frustrating winless run in the Premier League.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men went into their clash with the North London outfit having failed to win any of their preceding ten league matches, in which time they picked up just five points to slip into the division’s bottom three. And although they were unable to record a fifth victory of the campaign on Sunday, the Saints produced a much-improved display to draw with Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs, with Harry Kane equalising for the visitors after 18 minutes following Davinson Sanchez’s own goal just three minutes earlier.
Thus, there have been some upbeat Southampton fans in the Tavern in the last few days, many of whom are hoping that their side can build upon a decent performance on Sunday to climb away from the relegation mire in the coming weeks and months.
In the meantime though, several of our resident Saints supporters have been keeping tabs on the sides around them in the division, and were particularly interested in Swansea City’s 1-0 success over high-flying Liverpool on Monday night, and not just because the Swans are two places below them in the division.
The South Coast outfit sold centre-back Virgil van Dijk to the Merseyside giants for £75 million a few weeks back, but the Netherlands international endured a difficult evening in South Wales, playing a key part in the hosts’ goal by failing to clear the corner, allowing Alfie Mawson to brilliantly fire home.
And many Saints fans took to Twitter both during and after the game to mock the ex-Southampton defender’s tricky night at the Liberty Stadium…
Brilliant lay off for the goal by van Dijk. Nice finish by Mawson as well. Hahahaha shame that
— Saints Mike (@Mike7167) January 22, 2018
OMG, did Van Dijk just do a Lovren….?? #saintsfc
— Gazz Smith (@GazzSmith4) January 22, 2018
Van dijk fixing Liverpool’s defensive problem tho
— Jamie (@jamie17saints) January 22, 2018
— Jake Lawrence (@TubzyM) January 22, 2018
Nice assist from Van Dijk, hes left the club and still trying to send us down… #saintsfc
— ▪Ash▪ (@THE_SA1NTS) January 22, 2018
Van Dijk getting his revenge on the Saints board with his assist for Swansea. #saintsfc
— Jay (@ffsJaay) January 22, 2018
Yes it’s buggered us in the relegation fight, but it’s very hard to not laugh at Swansea beating Liverpool knowing Van Dijk was the one to blame… #saintsfc
— Adam Wilkinson (@adamtwilkinson) January 23, 2018
— Lucy Highnett (@lucyhighnett) January 22, 2018
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