Van Dijk handed in a transfer request at Southampton, hoping to push through a move to Liverpool. However, the club stood firm and were adamant that Van Dijk would be staying on the south coast.
Other Premier League clubs were also interested in the 26 year-old Dutchman, including the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. However, Liverpool were reported to be Van Dijk’s preferred destination.
Southampton have been able to keep hold of their captain for now but if and when a top European club comes calling in an upcoming transfer window, for how long will they be able to hold on to their star man?