Virgil van Dijk endures difficult Southampton return

Southampton managed to keep hold of Virgil van Dijk in the transfer windowDefender has been training with the club’s development side in recent weeksHe played for Saints’ Under 23s in 4-0 loss at Villa and looked a little rusty 

After eight months out through injury and an entire summer of speculation about his future, Virgil van Dijk made an unimpressive return to action for Southampton on Monday night.

The defender was linked with a big-money move to Liverpool and