Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk needs to play'Mauricio Pellegrino insists that Virgil van Dijk needs to play as the Southampton manager prepares his squad to face Manchester United on Saturday.
Preview: Southampton vs. Manchester UnitedSports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp opening to signing new players in JanuaryLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he is open to doing transfer business when the window opens in January.
Sep 19, 09:51
Virgil van Dijk scores for Southampton Under-23s in win over Stoke CityVirgil van Dijk scores in Southampton Under-23s' win over Stoke City as he steps up his recovery ahead of this weekend's match against Manchester United.
Sep 18, 22:21
John Aldridge: 'Liverpool need two centre-backs'John Aldridge claims that Liverpool need two centre-backs in order to strengthen the team's defence.
Sep 18, 21:37
Mauricio Pellegrino 'wanted to sell Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk'Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino was reportedly keen to sell Virgil van Dijk during the summer window, but was overruled by the club's board.
Sep 17, 12:19
Result: Southampton pour more misery on Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace become the first club in top-flight history to lose their opening five league games without scoring a goal after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
Sep 16, 14:23
Team News: Virgil van Dijk on Southampton benchVirgil van Dijk is named among the substitutes for Southampton's trip to Crystal Palace.
Sep 16, 11:32
Ryan Bertrand: 'No bad vibes surrounding Virgil van Dijk situation'Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand insists that there were "no bad vibes" in the Saints dressing room after Virgil van Dijk's return to the fold.
Sep 15, 21:01
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk was one of Southampton's leaders'Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino hints towards Virgil van Dijk being stripped of the captain's armband after claiming that he "was" one of the team's leaders.
Sep 14, 15:45
Jurgen Klopp: 'One man cannot solve defensive problems'Jurgen Klopp admits that there is "space for improvement" after being held to a 2-2 draw by Sevilla, but is adamant one new signing will not solve Liverpool's problems.
Sep 14, 09:09
Report: Liverpool enter race for Lazio defender Stefan de VrijLiverpool will reportedly battle it out with Inter Milan and Juventus for the signature of Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, who could be available for free next summer.
Sep 13, 15:44
Emile Heskey: 'Jurgen Klopp did things the right way in transfer market'Emile Heskey believes that manager Jurgen Klopp should be trusted in the market following the club's transfer activity in the summer.
Sep 11, 21:30
Virgil van Dijk gets minutes under his belt with Southampton Under-23sSouthampton defender Virgil van Dijk features for the Under-23s in a bid to step up his fitness following eight months on the sidelines.
Sep 11, 21:09
Report: Wantaway Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk on Juventus radarWantaway Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is as a transfer target for Serie A giants Juventus, according to reports.
Sep 10, 12:02
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk to play for Southampton reserves on Monday'Mauricio Pellegrino confirms that Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk will play for the reserves on Monday as he continues to build up his match fitness.
Sep 10, 09:25
Team News: Wesley Hoedt starts for Southampton against WatfordWesley Hoedt is handed a start as Southampton host Watford this afternoon.
Sep 9, 14:09
Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane - Five players in the spotlightSports Mole looks at five players who will be in the spotlight as Premier League football returns this weekend following the international break.
Sep 8, 17:48
Arsene Wenger suspects Liverpool of 'tapping up' Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainArsenal manager Arsene Wenger suggests that it was "inevitable" that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was "tapped up" before his £40m move to Liverpool.
Sep 7, 22:53
Matt Le Tissier: 'Virgil van Dijk has Southampton future'Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier expects Virgil van Dijk to be welcomed back at the club despite his attempts to push through a move to Liverpool during the summer.
Sep 7, 22:08
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk training with Southampton first team'Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino confirms that Virgil van Dijk is back training with the first team, but has not put a date on his return to first-team action.
Sep 7, 16:05
Arsenal chief executive: 'We have improved'Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis claims that the club "improved" their squad during the summer transfer window.
Sep 4, 16:20
Chelsea include striker Diego Costa in Premier League squadDiego Costa is named as part of Chelsea's 25-man Premier League squad, despite recently claiming that he never intends to return to the club.
Sep 1, 22:12
Barcelona 'in one last bid' for Philippe CoutinhoBarcelona will reportedly make one last attempt to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool on Friday.
Sep 1, 00:44
Southampton 'rule out Virgil van Dijk sale'Southampton reportedly rule out the possibility of selling Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk in the closing stages of the transfer window.
Aug 31, 20:05
Newcastle United, Southampton target Yann Karamoh 'joins Inter Milan'Newcastle United and Southampton reportedly miss out on the signing of Yann Karamoh, who joins Inter Milan from Caen.
Aug 31, 18:21
Liverpool 'unlikely to bring in Thomas Lemar, Virgil van Dijk before deadline'Liverpool are reportedly unlikely to bring in any more players before the 11pm deadline, despite being linked to Thomas Lemar and Virgil van Dijk.
Aug 31, 17:37
Virgil van Dijk 'leaves Southampton training ground'Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk reportedly leaves Southampton's training ground in the back of a blacked-out car.
Aug 31, 13:09
Liverpool 'persist with £74m Thomas Lemar deal'Liverpool are reportedly pressing ahead with a £74m deal for AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar despite the imminent arrival of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Aug 31, 07:11
Liverpool confident of securing Virgil van Dijk before transfer deadline?Liverpool are reportedly optimistic that they will sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
Aug 30, 16:52
Arsenal 'maintain interest in Virgil van Dijk, Thomas Lemar'Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly prepared to bide his time to sign top targets Virgil van Dijk and Thomas Lemar.
Aug 27, 10:04
Team News: Wesley Hoedt on bench for Southampton against Huddersfield TownNew Southampton signing Wesley Hoedt is among the substitutes for this afternoon's trip to Huddersfield Town.
Aug 26, 14:11
Jurgen Klopp: 'Champions League qualification a huge transfer boost'Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits that playing in the Champions League is a "big influence" when it comes to persuading players to join the club.
Aug 24, 09:09
Liverpool consider move for Schalke 04 defender Benedikt Howedes?Liverpool reportedly consider an £18m move for Schalke 04 defender Benedikt Howedes.
Aug 23, 12:44
Liverpool agree deal to sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid?Liverpool reportedly verbally agree to sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid this summer.
Aug 23, 10:46
Lazio director Igli Tare: 'Wesley Hoedt is joining Southampton'Lazio sporting director Igli Tare announces that Dutch centre-back Wesley Hoedt will be joining Southampton "in the near future".
Aug 21, 09:55
Report: Juventus enter race for Southampton's Virgil van DijkJuventus are reportedly the latest club to have shown an interest in signing Virgil van Dijk, as Southampton face increased competition to keep their star defender.
Aug 20, 11:34
Preview: Liverpool vs. Crystal PalaceSports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield.
Aug 17, 17:50
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'No change on Virgil van Dijk status'Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino says that Virgil van Dijk's status at the club remains unchanged and that the centre-back will play no part in the Saints' next game.
Aug 17, 17:00
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger rules out Virgil van Dijk exitSouthampton chairman Virgil van Dijk reiterates that Virgil van Dijk will not be sold in this transfer window.
Aug 16, 16:55