The texts that prompted an investigation into Liverpool’s conduct
Liverpool have been forced to apologize and end their pursuit of top transfer target Virgil van Dijk after Southampton filed a complaint accusing them of tapping up their captain. According to the Telegraph, Van Dijk was flown to Blackpool for a meeting with Klopp, who later sent “regular messages” to the player. The following is a transcript of some of those messages.
Klopp (2:47 am): Virgil…u up?
Klopp (3:35 am): U up Virgil??
Klopp (4:19 am): Guess not 🙁
Van Dijk (7:32 am): Sorry i was sleepin lol.
Klopp (7:33 am): LOL! Just wanted to say goodnight but now i’ll say good morning :p
Van Dijk (7:48 am): Good morning!
Klopp (7:49 am): It is now 🙂
Klopp (6:51 pm): Virgil, what’s ur snapchat?
Klopp (6:52 pm): U have to see this photo of me with the rabbit ears filter!
Klopp (6:53 pm): U have to see it.
Klopp (6:54 pm): Virgil…
Klopp (6:55 pm): Tell me where u are and I’ll just come show u in person.
Klopp: (6:56 pm): Virgil…
Klopp (10:07 am): Have u ever seen the film The Cable Guy???
Van Dijk (10:33 am): Don’t think so.
Klopp (10:34 am): Oh man! It’s so good! Jim Carrey and Ferris Bueller play best friends who would do anything for each other. It reminds me of u and me 😀
Van Dijk (11:10 am): Cool
Klopp (11:11 am): It’s very cool! I have the DVD. I would be happy to lend it to u so u can watch it. But I only lend DVDs to my players 😉
Van Dijk (11:58 am): Ok.
Klopp (11:59 am): 😉
Klopp (1:44 am): Virgil, I really want to see u again. When can we meet?
Van Dijk (8:39 am): Jurgen, this is Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger. Your contact with Virgil has been wholly inappropriate. We’re reporting you to the league.
Klopp (8:42 am): 🙁
Klopp (3:08 am): Virgil, u up?
Klopp (3:12 am): I’m watching The Cable Guy. Made me think of u…
Klopp (3:17 am): Miss u
Klopp (4:45 am): Whatever. I don’t need u. Dejan Lovren is soooo much better than u!
Klopp (4:55 am): Virgil I didn’t mean that. I’m sorry. I know u can’t come to Liverpool now but maybe I’ll come to Southampton! I’ll talk to my agent! Are there any houses in your neighborhood for sale? Let me know!