Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk celebrated his 26th birthday on Saturday and the club sent out a message to the Dutchman via their official Twitter account sending him their best wishes.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) July 8, 2017
The centre-back has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, although the Reds were forced to issue an apology after Saints accused them of tapping the defender up, and the Merseyside outfit said they had ended their interest in the player as a result.
Saints fans have been looking for answers since, and some were looking to see if he liked the club’s post as they are still yet to hear anything from their skipper aside from cryptic posts, which he later did.
Southampton supporters weren’t shy of having their say on Van Dijk’s birthday, and while some are demanding answers from the 26-year-old, others turned on their fellow fans about getting worked up over liking a tweet.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
The desperation by lfc fans is embarrassing!
— Sean (@MountHawkeSean) July 8, 2017
Happy Birthday skipper, time to get fit and focused 💪🏻 #WeMarchOn 🔴⚪️😇
— Arthur (@ArthurCogger) July 8, 2017
Any chance of an interview to explain what's been going on / apologise etc.
— Glen de la Cour (@L1minus10) July 8, 2017
I'm just quietly waiting for Virgil to like this post 😳😂😂 he liked the Celtic one. Be savage to ignore ours
— Jack Cane (@JackCane18) July 8, 2017
— Chris Rann (@crstig) July 8, 2017
#saintsfc anyone throwing their toys out of the cot because Vvd didn't like a tweet need to get a grip.
— Darren Boyce-Smith (@Boyce_SmithDJ) July 8, 2017
Really is laughable how our fans work themselves up over VVD's likes. Most likely isn't even him on the account. #saintsfc
— Sam Hammond (@SamHammondRS) July 8, 2017
— Bella (@clawsfour) July 8, 2017
Everyone panicking about van Dijk. He liked the Happy birthday tweet…can we move on 😂 you can't tell things over twitter #SaintsFC
— Blake (@BelgianSaint) July 8, 2017
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