English Premier Champions, Liverpool has ended their pursuit of Southampton’s Dutch center back, Virgil Van Dijk and has apologised to the South Coast club.
Liverpool who has for the past years signed most of Southampton’s players including Dejan Lovren and Senegalese, Saido Mane was in pursuit of Van Dijk and was doing what they could to reach an agreement with both the player and the club to secure his services.
Van Dijk suffered an ankle injury in February missing the rest of the season as Southampton suffered in his absence but ended up finishing 8th in the Premier League after the season ended.
The South Coast club has threatened to send Liverpool to the English FA for illegal pursuit of their player who is under contract according to reports and have set a price tag of £60m on their defender for any club that think may need his services.
But Liverpool in a statement released on their website said;
“Liverpool Football Club would like to put on record our regret over recent media speculation regarding Southampton Football Club and player transfers between the two clubs”.
“We apologise to the owner, board of directors and fans of Southampton for any misunderstanding regarding Virgil van Dijk.
“We respect Southampton’s position and can confirm we have ended any interest in the player”.
Liverpool is also reported to be tracking AS Roma’s Mohammed Salah as they seeks to strengthen their squad for the domestic competitions and Europe.