Virgil van Dijk hopes to be able to join Liverpool in January after Southampton refused to do business with the Reds in the summer.
The Holland defender was keen to link up with Jurgen Klopp, with the Merseysiders equally enthusiastic. But Liverpool were forced to issue a public apology and end their pursuit of the centre-half after the Saints objected to their advances.
Van Dijk subsequently submitted a transfer request and went on strike to force a move but the south coast club stood firm.
The 26-year-old says he has “no regrets” over his actions, and spoke of his hope that the move could resurrected in the New Year.
He told Fox Sports: “Of course, I wanted to go one step up, but eventually Southampton did not want to let me go.
“I’m a professional, so now I’ll give everything to the club. Halfway through the season, maybe we can see what’s possible.”