Date: 4th October 2017 at 5:55pm
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One match into his Southampton return Virgil van Dijk is speculating about a January transfer.

The former Celtic defender was involved in the biggest saga of the summer transfer window which was expected to end with a £60m move to Liverpool.

Southampton refused to cave in to player power and insisted on holding the player to the six year contract that he had signed in May 2016.

Celtic would have picked up at least £5m from the sell on clause that they inserted on the deal that took van Dijk to Southampton but if the player has his way Brendan Rodgers could be in for a welcome January bonus.

Speaking on international duty with Holland the defender told The Guardian: “Halfway through the season, maybe we can see what’s possible.”

On his failed move to Liverpool van Dijk added: “I have no regrets. I wanted to go one step up, but eventually Southampton did not want to let me go. You’re a professional, so now I’ll give everything to the club.”

These latest comments are bound to anger Southampton fans who have been less than impressed by the actions and attitude of the defender.

Unless he recovers the form that he showed in the first half of last season it’s unlikely that Liverpool will be back in with a £60m bid even though a new central defender is badly needed by Jurgen Klopp’s side.