Southampton legend Matthew Le Tissier has branded Virgil van Dijk “unprofessional” for his actions this summer.
Van Dijk has been training alone after being linked with a move to Liverpool, and that is set to continue.
Liverpool backed off after being called out by Southampton for their approach for Van Dijk, creating a limbo situation.
Le Tissier believes that Van Dijk requesting to train alone does not paint him in a good light.
“It’s been going on long enough, and he’s [Van Dijk] still here!” Le Tissier told talkSPORT.
“He still wants to be on his own…and to be honest, that’s pretty unprofessional.
“He’s got four and a half weeks [until the end of the transfer window], but the club have been pretty insistent so far that he signed a five-year contract and he’s going nowhere.
“If players have all the power, he would have gone by now – but it’s all rumbled on for a few weeks now and he hasn’t got his own way.
“Perhaps the tide might be turning a little bit. The fact a lot of clubs now are in a much healthier financial position means the power might just be shifting back to clubs if they want to dig their heels in.
“They’ve got the money, they’re not desperate to bag the £60million it would take to get him away from the club, and if Southampton feel like they want to make a stand with Van Dijk, they can.”