Southampton: Saints put Spurs and Liverpool in their place on Twitter

Southampton remain proud of their past record of producing players from their academy system and regularly use social media posts to remind people of how successful they have been.

One player who came from their youth setup was Gareth Bale, who shot to fame and became one of the best players in the world after moves to Spurs and then Real Madrid.

He has since arrived back at Spurs on loan and the North London outfit are building up to his long-awaited first appearance back in English football.

Saints were forced to put them right on how Bale got to this point though.

Spurs posted a popular “how it started, how it’s going” comparison of Bale’s two separate spells with them but Saints stepped in – as seen below – to remind them of how the Welshman’s career actually started.

The post picked up a lot of traction on Twitter and has gained almost 151,000 likes, 21,000 retweets and 1,300 comments – fans of Saints and other clubs clearly appreciating the effort from the social admin in setting things straight.

Just a day earlier, Saints also responded to a post from England and Liverpool man Jordan Henderson from international duty.

The midfielder posted a picture of him and Danny Ings in England training with the caption “missed this man” – suggesting he had enjoyed being in Ings’ company once again after the two were previously at Liverpool together.

Saints responded hilariously by saying “don’t get any ideas Jordan” and referencing the past history of Liverpool buying their best players. Once again, the tweet performed well and gained 35,000 likes and 2,500 retweets.

Henderson and Ings will hope to be involved for England this evening when they take on Denmark at Wembley in what will be the Three Lions’ third international of this break.

Ings scored his first goal for England at senior level last Thursday when he netted a stunning bicycle kick in the 3-0 friendly win over Wales.

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