Mark is a sports writer and a former editor at bet.unibet.co.uk. He once played against Nigel Quashie and knows how to pronounce that really long place name in Wales

Liverpool are only exploiting Southampton’s stagnation but signing Virgil van Dijk should be the end of their scavenging

The jokes are pretty old now, the statements pretty dull. “Why don’t Liverpool just sign Southampton’s scouts?!” they’ll say, as though that hasn’t been said before. “They should just buy the club!” “Liverhampton!” “Southampterpool!” Zzzzzz. And all of this is quite obviously Liverpool’s fault. They didn’t...