Liverpool fans react as Southampton report them over Van Dijk pursuit

According to reports on BBC Radio Solent, Southampton are set to report Liverpool to the Premier League as they believe the Reds have made an illegal approach to sign captain Virgil van Dijk.

Stories emerged on Monday that the Dutchman wants to move the Anfield if he leaves the south coast this summer, but the Saints board believe it is a ploy to try and unsettle the 25-year-old.

Southampton continue to state that their skipper is not for sale, and it could take an offer in excess of £60m to sell a player that still has five years left on his contract at St Mary’s.

Jurgen Klopp is understood to have made the centre-back one of his top targets as he looks to strengthen this team for next season, but it is unsure what the latest news could mean.

Liverpool supporters were quick to have their say on the latest twist via social media, but many aren’t too worried and others suggest Saints are just throwing their toys out of the pram or trying to get more money out of the Merseyside outfit.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…