Liverpool have ended their pursuit of Van Dijk and have apologized to Southampton for “any misunderstanding”.
It seemed as though Liverpool were closing in on a deal after making him their main summer target. But in a bizarre twist Liverpool released an official statement.
‘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.’