Southampton have completed the £16 million signing of Che Adams from Birmingham City, but the club’s official Twitter handle found a way to aim a sly dig at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in the announcement video.
The striker has penned a five-year contract with the Saints after scoring 22 goals and assisting five others in the Championship last term.
Adams is boss Ralph Hasenhuttl’s second summer signing, and Southampton fans on social media are buzzing after the deal was secured given his quality.
However, the Saints’ social media team couldn’t help but aim a sly dig at Liverpool and Klopp given the Reds’ love for snapping up players from the Saint Mary’s Stadium.
Here is how some Southampton fans reacted to the hilarious part of the official announcement:
Class ??? pic.twitter.com/ExUTJA6OdK
— Ash (@ashley_whiteway) July 1, 2019
This is class ?
— Joey Powell ♊ (@JoeyPowell5) July 1, 2019
Top trolling. ? Welcome Che
— Lord Flashheart of Berkshire (@s_goater1) July 1, 2019
Klopp in the plane ?
— Ed Price (@edprice1984) July 1, 2019
— Kyran Rickman (@RickmanKyran) July 1, 2019
Our media team is class, end of.
— Myles Bowman (@myles_cb) July 1, 2019
Klopp on a plane ?
I love the media team #SaintsFC
— James Morgan (@JamesMorgan92) July 1, 2019
Welcome Che and the #Saintsfc media team have done another cracking video, Love the Klopp dig ???
— Kev Stockwell (Stocky) (@Stocky_1984) July 1, 2019
Liverpool have signed the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton in recent seasons, and Adams could be next if he ends up catching their eyes.