Liverpool’s defensive woes continued on Saturday after they were defeated 3-2 by West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup at Anfield, and it’s a situation that Southampton supporters are enjoying a lot.
Saints sold former fan favourite Virgil van Dijk to the Reds earlier this month after a lengthy transfer saga and now that they’ve bagged the cash, they’re delighted to see the defender fail to shore up the defence of his new side.
Jurgen Klopp’s side haven’t kept a clean sheet for over a month and have conceded seven goals in their last three matches, leading to major frustration for supporters who were hoping that the arrival of the Dutch international would settle things down.
There’s every chance that van Dijk will go on to have a successful career at Anfield, but Southampton fans feel that his initial start at the club is karma for the last half season of under-par performances from the 26-year-old, made all the sweeter by the fact that Saints progressed to the next round of the cup.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his display against West Brom…
This is public apology to V Van Dijk from a #saintsfc fan whilst playing for us this season I often accused you of deliberately not trying but now i realise that you were playing to the best of your ability. Sorry
— Rick H (@rick_harris1) January 28, 2018
— Richard (@richargr001) January 27, 2018
— Oaks (@samoakley88) January 27, 2018
Liverpool conceded 0 goals to WBA in the league so they spent 75m on Van Dijk to concede 3 goals. #saintsfc
— Mahmoud (@Just_Mahmoud_) January 27, 2018
— Tim Whittle (@Sgt__Bash) January 27, 2018
Drags his feet at #SaintsFC for first half of season. Goes to Liverpool and realises that sloppy form has now become a habit he can't just switch off. Karma, meet Virgil Van Dijk.
— Richard Emery (@UrbanWordsmith) January 27, 2018
— Mark Sims (@simsy1977) January 27, 2018
Virgil van Dijk is world class.
— Jack Kitson (@jack_kitson) January 27, 2018
— Jody Neville (@TheRealPsycrow) January 27, 2018