Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern were again left disappointed by their side after seeing the Saints lose at Stoke City on Saturday.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men went into their clash at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday having won just one of their previous four Premier League matches, and goals from Mame Biram Diouf and Peter Crouch extended that run to five.
Maya Yoshida did level up proceedings in the Potteries but the Saints weren’t able to nick a point from the contest, leaving the South Coast outfit 12th in the table having won just two of their opening seven league games.
The 26-year-old was heavily linked with the Merseyside giants over the summer but no deal materialised before the August 31 deadline, leaving the Netherlands international at St Mary’s and in a fight to reclaim his first team place.
And his recent comments suggest that he is still looking to make a move in January, which has provoked quite a response from Southampton fans on Twitter.
And it’s fair to say that they aren’t overly happy with the defender’s comments…
Bench him yoshida hoedt and Stephens have can battle it out need 100% commitment on the pitch not fakes
— Andy Aldworth (@SaintAldworth) October 4, 2017
— Graham Giles-Payne (@ggilespayne) October 4, 2017
I don’t care what Van Dijk supposedly did or didn’t say. I just want to see us scoring goals and winning games again #saintsfc
— Adam Harris (@AdamHarris_93) October 3, 2017
Time to rot in the reserves then, play Hoedt, Yoshi & Stephens instead; we don’t need this type of player #saintsfc
— Paul (@firelakeco) October 3, 2017
Now Rickie Lambert has retired perhaps his new job could be coaching Van Dijk on how to be a gentleman #saintsfc
— Rachel Baker (@Saintsmadmomma) October 3, 2017
Agreed he looked like he could not be bothered Saturday can’t mess with players who swan around like they are bigger than the club
— Mark Cottle (@markcottle17) October 3, 2017
In my opinion we’ve made our stand with van dijk now get to Jan and sell him to the highest bidder. #SaintsFc
— James Knight (@jimmysaint7) October 3, 2017
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Sick of the Van-Dijk-to-Liverpool saga. Stick him back to isolated training, & get rid of him in January (to anyone but Liverpool) #SaintsFC
— Paul Hayter (@PaulMHayter) October 3, 2017
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