- Mon Feb 12 1:35 PM
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp believes the race to secure a top-four finish will be extremely tight this season. Klopp’s side beat Southampton 2-0 on Sunday, but the German believes with lots still to play for Liverpool must keep on winning. Liverpool ensure van Dijk’s return to St Mary’s goes s...
- Mon Feb 12 1:00 PM
The 42-year-old former Southampton player is making his name at Sweden’s Östersund and now faces his biggest and most exciting test – a Europa League tie with Arsenal “It’s a different kind of cold, ” Graham Potter says as darkness spreads across Östersund and the temperature plummets to -20C. Th...
- Mon Feb 12 7:56 AM
Roberto Firmino is underrated no longer, Jonjo Shelvey
’s calmness is key and Alexandre Lacazette is lacking confidence The Recap: sign up for the best of our sport coverage Let’s call it the Denis Irwin rule, the dictum that when a player is described as underrated so often then it’s probably no...
- Sun Feb 11 10:08 PM
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- Sun Feb 11 7:55 PM
The Liverpool centre-back exuded calm on an afternoon when supporters’ ire was eventually redirected at the dugout For someone who was supposed to be the pantomime villain and walking into a hostile atmosphere Virgil van Dijk spent an awful lot of time smiling. The boos were loud and the language...
- Sun Feb 11 6:45 PM
In the end, Southampton’s support seemed unsure as to where they should direct their scorn. They had booed Virgil van Dijk throughout his return to the south coast, and merely grimaced at Sadio Mané’s incisive contributions. Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren would each be heckled during their own cam...
- Sun Feb 11 3:43 PM
Minute-by-minute updates from the match at St Mary’s Live scores: all the goals as they go in around the UK and Europe Email email@example.com 3.43pm GMT Southampton could start this match in the relegation places. Newcastle are beating Manchester United 1-0 with 20 minutes to go, and if...
- Sat Feb 10 9:00 AM
Liverpool head to the south coast with Jürgen Klopp joking that perhaps they should move their scouting department into the area in reference to the number of players they have signed from Saints recently. Virgil van Dijk became the sixth and last of them in January, and the £75m Dutchman is assu...
- Fri Feb 9 5:00 PM
• Van Dijk upset Southampton last summer with transfer request • Klopp: ‘It will not be a normal game – how can it be? Jürgen Klopp believes the acrimonious nature of Virgil van Dijk’s departure from Southampton requires him to speak to the £75m defender before Sunday’s game at St Mary’s. Van Dij...