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…
If a player wants the move it's inevitable in today's game
— LFC ???? Grumpy Frog???? (@LFCGrumpyfrog) June 6, 2017
They do this every time. Complete non story.
— Adrian Puddephatt (@Adrian357Adrian) June 6, 2017
I find it hard to believe that there has been no contact, at least indirect through his agent. Southampton playing hardball.
— B L A C K I E (@BLACKIE_IRE) June 6, 2017
Southampton obviously trying to save face for another one of there players leaving . This means nothing
— The Stebie G (@irishRedYNWAste) June 6, 2017
Just sounds like them throwing their toys out of the pram about us taking their player again.
— Adam Cavanagh (@AdamCavo) June 6, 2017
The customer is always right…
— Heather G Williams (@HeatherGW92) June 6, 2017