Liverpool’s new CEO Peter Moore and high ranking members of FSG would have been put in an awkward situation yesterday, having to meet Southampton’s officials – just one day after issuing them a public apology.
Liverpool illegally approached Saints centre-back centre-back Virgil Van Dijk, and after Southampton reported us to the Premier League, we had to pull out of the race to avoid potential sanctions, such as a transfer ban.
It was hoped that with Van Dijk still desperate for a move and Jurgen Klopp certain of the defender’s value, Moore would test the waters and see if a deal was still on the cards later this summer – but the topic wasn’t approached by either party.
Instead, Liverpool and Southampton stuck to the agenda, which was a Premier League board discussion involving a number of officials about oversees TV money.
Liverpool went into the meeting with the view that we deserve a bigger share of that particular pot – because foreign fans predominantly lean towards the bigger clubs.
We can’t imagine that went down well especially well with Southampton either!