Cape Town - Virgil
van Dijk insists he is "100%" committed to Southampton ahead of
their clash with Liverpool after the international break.
The 26-year-old defender was a target for the Reds during the
off-season and he handed in a transfer request to help facilitate a
However, the Saints refused to sell their prized asset, who is back
in manager Mauricio Pellegrino's plans and fully focused on helping the
club climb the Premier League ladder.
Asked about his feelings on the failed transfer to Anfield, Van Dijk told the Daily Echo: "I don't think it's appropriate to comment on anything that happened before.
"I'm giving 100% for the club, I work hard every day, I help
my team-mates and I'm positive and I want to win every game."
Pellegrino's side travel to Merseyside on November 18 looking for
their first win in three league games, and Van Dijk is hoping the
players will click when domestic action resumes next weekend.
"Every game is important and it's going to be even more important now
to get some points and we know we can play very well against everyone,"
the Netherlands international added.
"For now, we need to recharge with some of the players going back to
their countries and work hard there as well and come back fit and be
ready for Liverpool."