Defender Virgil van Dijk was determined to leave Southampton for a possible Liverpool transfer during the summer, but the Saints were determined to hold on to him.
Now Van Dijk has also changed his tone and is more focused on helping his club to have a stronger season.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate to comment on anything that happened before. I’m giving 100 per cent for the club, I work hard every day, I help my team-mates and I’m positive and I want to win every game. That’s the situation right now.
“I think that’s pretty clear. I’ve been playing, you can judge for yourself. I feel good. I’m happy and that’s the most important thing. We’ll see what happens.
Van Dijk handed his transfer request during the summer as he wanted to move out of Southampton. He was also determined not to join his team-mates during the training during that time which created more uncertainties for the club. However, the Reds were denied a move for the striker, which ended Southampton’s dilemma.
“I’m just getting back to pace and I feel like I’ve been growing every game,” he added.
“You know, coming back from an eight-month injury is not easy but I’m feeling better every week.
The Saints were determined not to sell Van Dijk and it worked out well for them as the player just wants to get more minutes under his belt.
“Every game is important and it’s going to be even more important now to get some points and we know we can play very well against everyone. But, we just need to keep going, stay positive and work hard every week.
“For now, we need to recharge with some of the players going back to their countries and work hard there as well and come back fit and be ready for Liverpool.”