Liverpool will, as you’d expect, reject Southampton‘s claims that they made an illegal approach for Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk.
Reports on Tuesday from many national and local media explained how Southampton are reporting Liverpool to the Premier League over what they perceive to be an illegal approach for the 25-year-old Dutchman.
The local Southampton newspaper claimed the Saints “have taken the dramatic measure of reporting the matter to the Premier League.”
Given that the south-coast club threatened similarly with deals involving Toby Alderweireld, Morgan Schneiderlin and Calum Chambers, it doesn’t seem like it’s that drastic a move for them.
Indeed, Southampton also made things difficult when Liverpool signed Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana in 2014.
A move such as this is designed to appease supporters that they appear to be fighting to keep their captain and best player.
On Van Dijk dispute – the Premier League are discussing Southampton's concerns with Liverpool. There is no investigation at the moment
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) June 6, 2017
Yahoo Sports say Liverpool will “strongly reject” these claims.
Liverpool are yet to have made a formal offer for Van Dijk, according to these reports, but once that happens things should develop as planned.