Earlier during the week Liverpool submitted a £20 million bid for Southampton's centre back, Dejan Lovren. The bid was rejected as Southampton cited they did not want to lose anymore start players following the sales of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana (both to Liverpool), as well as Luke Shaw to Manchester United.
However, in rejecting the bid Southampton have angered Lovren who spoke out on the situation:
"Liverpool sent the offer and the club haven't informed me," he told Sportske Novosti, "not even about the subsequent Liverpool bids. That wasn't right.
"I found out about the bid from other people which disappointed me and I realised I've got no business staying at Southampton.
"Liverpool sent a £20 million offer and [Southampton] paid £9m for me so they would've earned twice the amount.
"At this point, I don't know what I'll do and I don't like it. It was unbelievable that a few days ago I had an offer of £20 million. It was in the morning and by the afternoon the club had said I was not for sale. Frankly, my head is already at Liverpool."
Lovren's dejection at Southampton rejecting the Liverpool bid stems from Southampton's lack of ambition. A change in chairman has since seen several key players, as well as manager Mauricio Pochettino leave for greener pastures and Lovren is keen to do the same to avoid stagnating at Southampton.
"Look, I'd gladly stay in Southampton if the club had any ambitions, if they kept the key players," he continued. "Not even the Liverpool bid would have dissuaded me [in that case].
"When I decided to go to Southampton, many people were surprised but I went because the people at the club had great ambition. They gave me assurances about the project - the former chairman, Nicola Cortese, and Pochettino convinced me. They gave me incredible confidence.
"When I began training there, I realised they had a very good team. They promised to buy two more players - they bought [Dani] Osvaldo and [Victor] Wanyama. They are great players. The aim was to qualify for Europe, to get into the Europa League at least.
But he added of Cortese's departure as chief executive in January: "No-one knew who would take over the club. Suspicions were raised.
"I asked Mauricio what was happening and he couldn't say whether or not he would stay on or make promises for the next five or six years about investment in the club, challenging for the Champions League, making new signings or keeping key players.
"It was because of that I'd agreed to sign for Southampton. When the chairman left and Pochettino was going too - as early as April - I realised things had fallen apart."
Lovren says that playing at Anfield last season - where he scored the only goal in a Southampton victory - first attracted him to the Reds, from whom he says Saints want £25m.
"Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world," the defender enthused. "Only Real Madrid have as many fans around the world. The last time I played at Anfield, I got chills when I heard 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. I would like to listen to it all the time.
"[Southampton] are now looking for £25m but I don't think they'll get it."