Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern were left to rue another disappointing day for their side following the Saints’ loss at Stoke City on Saturday.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men went into their clash at the bet365 Stadium at the weekend having won just one of their previous four Premier League matches, but they were unable to get back to winning ways thanks to goals from Mame Biram Diouf and Peter Crouch.
Maya Yoshida did equalise for the visitors but they couldn’t find that all important second, and as such had to contend with a third league defeat of the season, all of which came in September.
Their trip to the Potteries also saw the return of centre-back Virgil van Dijk to the starting line-up following the Dutchman’s failed move to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The 26-year-old moved to St Mary’s back in 2015 and has since gone on to become one of the best defenders in the Premier League, which itself has increased speculation about his future, with the Reds keen on a deal over the summer.
However, no move materialised yet van Dijk’s recent comments suggest that he is still hoping for a move away in January, and here are THREE reasons why the South Coast outfit should cash in on the Netherlands international in the New Year…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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