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Virgil van Dijk has “no regrets” over summer antics, “open” to January move to Liverpool

The Dutchman is unrelenting, I’ll give him that.

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has told Dutch media he has “no regrets” over the way he behaved as he tried to force a move to Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

Van Dijk goes on to say he is open to a move away from the club as the transfer window reopens in January.

Liverpool were forced to apologise to Southampton once the latter club had threatened action over the Reds’ unscrupulous attempts to “tap up” the Dutch defender, before vowing to end all interest with signing the player.

Despite this, van Dijk was continually linked with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool throughout the summer.

Speaking to Fox Sports in the Netherlands ahead of the international break, van Dijk said: “I have no regrets. Of course, I wanted to go one step up, but eventually Southampton did not want to let me go, but you’re a professional, so now I’ll give everything to the club.

“Halfway through the season, maybe we can see what’s possible.”

Given the Reds’ inability to defend, it’s near-certain Liverpool will be sniffing around St. Mary’s for van Dijk’s services in the coming months.

Liverpool have only won three of their last 10 matches, conceding 16 goals in the process.