The towering Dutch centre-back is still re-adjusting to playing at the very top level after eight months out injured recently – and he still doesn’t look totally settled after submitting a transfer request during the most recent transfer window.
Of course, van Dijk was chased by Liverpool, who were linked with a mammoth £60 million bid for the 26-year-old, but if Jurgen Klopp was watching today’s match, we’re not entirely sure he’d be so willing to part with so much cash.
Van Dijk didn’t look great for either Newcastle goal in the 2-2 draw and, frankly, he just didn’t look bothered about the outcome:
The more I watch Van Dijk the less I want him.
— Paul Senior (@PaulSenior1) October 15, 2017
van Dijk doesn’t give a shit
— Jewel (@ohdegea) October 15, 2017
Van Dijk looked less interested than me waking up hungover and having to do the dishes #SaintsFC
— Conor John Davie (@Conorjd) October 15, 2017
Van Dijk clearly can’t be arsed to play for Southampton. Was poor today, hardly made an effort, didn’t track back quick enough & looked lazy
— LFC (@KopMatt) October 15, 2017
Van Dijk aint worth £70m… I really hope we dont spend that much on him. #LFC
— T (@ReklessT) October 15, 2017
Van Dijk doesn't give a ballicks and he's not even trying to disguise it!
— CC (@FlashYourGash) October 15, 2017
Van Dijk doesn't look bothered at all ???
— REDSmurf (@Smurfboza) October 15, 2017
Van Dijk… 45 feet tall and as soft as a bag of wet marshmallows. Pathetic.
— Todd Murgatroyd (@todd28289) October 15, 2017
After watching van dijk in this game he doesn't look a defender worth 60 million quid
— Mark Stanley (@stanners20) October 15, 2017
struggle to see how Van Dijk is worth £35 million let alone £70 million
— Marty (@youcallmemarty) October 15, 2017
Looks like Van Dijk is just going through the motions.
— Leigh Curtis (@LeighCurtis_NP) October 15, 2017
Van dijk doesn't look committed to @SouthamptonFC
— Antony Mamvura (@AntonyMamvura) October 15, 2017
Van Dijk getting sucked in and turned. Perfect fit for #LFC 🙂
— Aprajit (@Wazzzir) October 15, 2017
Don't see the fuss over Van Dijk. Never have. Best CBs in the EPL by a distance are Bailly Vertonghen Jones Koscielny and Aldeweireld #mufc
— Roy (@Rvk2a) October 15, 2017
Van dijk does not improve our defence?
— Jay (@_JRE2_) October 15, 2017
Van Dijk looks like he can't be arsed here.
— DAVE JONES (@FLASH_VC) October 15, 2017
Nothing special about Van Dijk, John Stones much better footballer.
— Guardiolista (@BlueCitizen007) October 15, 2017
Van dijk looks shocking today
— SUNSATIONAL SINGH (@SunnySingh2k11) October 15, 2017
Van dijk is easily the most overrated footballer in prem!
— Benjamin James (@Ben_Rook) October 15, 2017
Van Dijk £50m+ ? Why did the chicken cross the fuckin road. Defensivley, he, is, stinking.
— Craig (@CraigWiseman88) October 15, 2017
Fuck is van dijk doing for the second goal
— ricky kenny x (@rickykennyy) October 15, 2017
Leave Van Dijk in the stands until the summer. Isn't even bothered. #SaintsFC
— Saint Harris (@LHarrisSFC) October 15, 2017
Van Dijk has become so slow after his injury
— anisakfkdksksl (@dudeyoufugly_) October 15, 2017
Wow Virgil Van Dijk is terrible. He would have fit in with Liverpool's defense perfectly.
— natsboy (@natsboy) October 15, 2017
Wtf is Van Dijk doing? He’s been awful today #SaintsFC
— Connor Thompson (@Connor_T10) October 15, 2017
Virgil Van Dijk looking like a £5 million player this game. Clearly no reason to perform now that Holland are out of the world cup.
— Ashley salter (@Ashleysalter7) October 15, 2017
Do you think van Dijk’s insipid performance is likely to put off his rumoured suitors?