There’s nothing like a looming transfer deadline to get supporters excited, and Liverpool fans are growing increasingly convinced that their club’s top target is on the way
Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool. It has been a recurring topic of conversation throughout this transfer window and looks like being so all the way up to the deadline.
It was back in early June that the Reds were forced to issue a groveling apology to Van Dijk’s club Southampton for what was perceived as an illegal approach for the player, but the rumors have never quite gone away.
There has always been a belief that the deal would get done eventually, despite Southampton not wanting to lose a sixth player to Liverpool in three years.
The Dutchman is seen as the answer to Liverpool’s defensive problems, and Reds fans have been craving his signing all summer.
And on Tuesday afternoon, those same fans got very excited.
Fan Dean Coombes suggested that a private jet arrived at Liverpool John Lennon Airport from Bournemouth, with what was believed to be a Liverpool club car on hand to pick the passenger or passengers up. Fans then rushed to a flight-tracking site to back this up.
The jet was reported to be a Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3, which appears to be the same aircraft that Van Dijk posted this cryptic tweet from when his move to Liverpool broke down in June.
To add further fuel to the fire, it was then claimed that he was picked up by the same type of car that ferried Jurgen Klopp, Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson from the airport when they flew in to sign their Liverpool deals.
Now we’ll work hard with our reporters to bring you news about whether or not all this is true, but for now, we’ll glory in just how excited all of this has got Liverpool fans.
A day after the Reds secured the signing of Naby Keita for next season, and as they also bid for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, Reds fans are beside themselves.
And what with Twitter being Twitter, it wasn’t long before an account was set up for the “Liverpool club car” seen in the images.