With the January transfer window just around the corner, players know they have the opportunity to put themselves in the shop window.
A few good performances could see a clubs sniffing around as they look to spend a bit of cash in the middle of the season.
However, Virgil van Dijk hasn’t quite been able to do that.
In recent weeks, he hasn’t even been playing with a move to Manchester City or Liverpool on the cards.
Manager Mauricio Pellegrino has decided to leave him out of the squad recently, including Southampton’s Boxing Day fixture against Spurs.
It doesn’t take a football genius to work out it’s just a matter of time before the Dutch defender leaves the club.
But where will he go?
Of course, in the summer, he was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool before the Merseysiders were reported for their apparent illegal approach. But Jurgen Klopp’s side face tough competition in January from table-toppers Man City, it seems.
A choice between an incredible City side and a stuttering Liverpool side would seem a no-brainer but some believe he already had his heart set on a move to the red side of Merseyside.
One man that has constantly discussed Van Dijk’s potential move to Liverpool is former Southampton player Matt Le Tissier. Throughout the summer, he often teased Liverpool supporters for their failure to sign the defender.
MATT LE TISSIER'S TWEET
And with new rumours of him joining Liverpool emerging, Le Tissier is up to his old tricks.
He succeeded in winding up Scousers by claiming that Van Dijk was too good for Klopp’s team.
“I know I mess about a bit on here but heres my serious thoughts on vvd .. at his best hes better than lfc (no disrespect intended at all) hes not been at his best for a year, if he gets back to it after a transfer he’ll prob be at barca or real m within a year or so.”
As you can imagine, Liverpool fans didn’t react too well to Le Tissier’s tweet.
LIVERPOOL FANS ARE NOT HAPPY
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But Liverpool face stiff competition from City for Van Dijk’s signature and, according to the Telegraph, the Citizens are closing in on a £60 million deal for the Southampton centre-back.