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Virgil van Dijk happy with his return to St Mary's after Liverpool's easy win at Southampton

Virgil van Dijk said he just ‘did his thing’ despite receiving a hostile reception on his return to St Mary’s in Liverpool’s comfortable win over Southampton.  The Dutchman, who moved to the Merseyside club for a reported fee of £75million in January was greeted with boos every time he touched the ball in what turned out to be an easy victory for his new club.  Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool an early lead with an assured finish after Mohamed Salah pounced on a mistake by Wesley Hoedt.  The hosts forced good…

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Former Everton and Southampton boss Ronald Koeman named as new Netherlands manager

Ronald Koeman Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Ronald Koeman has been appointed manager of the Netherlands. The former Everton and Southampton boss takes charge of a team who have failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup. The Dutch football federation – the KNVB – announced on its website that Koeman has signed a contract that runs through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Koeman’s first press conference was immediately announced by the KNVB, and he was set to speak about his new role at 3.30pm GMT. He succeeds Dick…

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Mauricio Pellegrino claims Southampton were priced out of transfer deals

Mauricio Pellegrino feels Southampton failed to substantially strengthen their squad during the transfer window because they were priced out of deals. Saints lost star defender Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool for a reported £75million at the start of January, with £19.2million former Monaco forward Guido Carrillo the only subsequent arrival at St Mary’s. The south coast club were heavily linked with a deadline-day move for Spartak Moscow’s Dutch winger Quincy Promes but the transfer was not completed, reportedly due to the Russian club’s lack of time to find a replacement….

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Mauricio Pochettino refuses to use illness as an excuse for Southampton draw

Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham’s players were hit by a virus last week but insisted that was no excuse for their sloppy display against Southampton. Christian Eriksen was a surprise absentee from the Spurs squad as he and Hugo Lloris were both struck down by illness and unable to travel to the south coast. Harry Kane cancelled out Davinson Sanchez’s own-goal but a below-par Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw and missed the chance to move into the Premier League’s top four. They will fall five points behind Liverpool if…

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Southampton v Tottenham live stream and confirmed line-ups: talkSPORT Premier League commentary on January 21, 2018

Tottenham will be hoping to move into the top four of the Premier League when they take on Southampton – LIVE on talkSPORT. CLICK HERE TO STREAM LIVE SOUTHAMPTON V TOTTENHAM COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 16:00 Spurs have the chance to leapfrog Liverpool into fourth place ahead of the Reds’ trip to Swansea on Monday night with a win. Mauricio Pochettino remains without the services of Danny Rose, Harry Winks, Toby Alderweireld, and Hugo Lloris, who has failed to recover from illness. Southampton know only a victory will see them move…

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Mauricio Pellegrino 'optimistic' about potential January signings at Southampton

Pellegrino has endured a tough debut season in the Premier League Saturday, January 20, 2018 Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is hoping ‘something significant’ will happen with regards to the club’s January transfer business. The Saints have failed to bring any new signings to this club this month, yet sold Virgil van Dijk to Liverpoolin a £75 million deal. After being beaten to the signing of former youth starlet Theo Walcott by Everton, Pellegrino is still eager to add new recruits to the south coast. He said: “We are working really…

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Transfer gossip: Everton to fight Southampton for £20m Walcott, Ibrahimovic to leave Man United?

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Everton are challenging Southampton in the race to land Theo Walcott for £20million. Arsenal may consider letting the England forward leave this month, with Walcott on the periphery of Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans. (Daily Mail) Manchester City have made a £20m offer for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. A contract worth £13m a season until 2023 – or £250,000 a week – is understood to have been offered to Sánchez’s representatives. (Guardian) Manchester United are considering options to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who the Premier…

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