Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk blasted for ‘salty’ interview after the loss against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
It was a typical Spanish tactic
Virgil van Dijk set Liverpool 1-0 defeat in Madrid Atletico bad luck and muttered, which he defined as a typical Spanish tactic deployed by the hosts. Saul Niguez’s early strike in the Champions League clash on Tuesday gave Atlético a graceful stint to retaliate against Liverpool’s Anfield winners on March 11th. Saul got home from close range with four minutes played after a corner kindly fell on his path, and Diego Simeone’s Atlético retained his advantage in integrity in the Spanish capital. The current champions Liverpool dominated possession in Madrid, but could not register a single attempt on the target, with Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson squandered their best chances.
Liverpool still have 90 to fix their score
However, despite the defeat at Wanda Metropolitano, defender Van Dijk remains at his best before the second stage in just over three weeks. “We lost the goal from the corner, the first chance for them, not even a chance. A little luck,” he told reporters. “The message at half-time was to continue playing. We had the ball most of the game, but, unfortunately, could not create massive opportunities, “We still have 90 minutes to fix it. It’s also a bit of Spanish football, and you have to adapt, but we knew it, and I feel that we coped with it pretty well.” Echoing his teammate’s full complement, Andy Robertson felt that wild celebrations in the stands at full speed were pre temporary, given the impressive home record of Liverpool.
The Reds will turn their attention back to PL
“We put on a decent performance, and we know that we can be better. We have a second leg to fix everything,” Robertson said. “They celebrated as if they won a draw after the game. They coming to Anfield and we know that our fans will be there.”We gave them the best start, and they start fans after themselves, and then they start to fall and get a little under the skin.” Now, Liverpool will turn their attention back to the Premier League, as they edge closer to the first for 30 years title. Jurgen Klopp’s team – 25 points from the reigning champions Manchester City, who have gone unbroken in their last 43 matches. Liverpool will welcome West Ham to Anfield on Monday, five days before they make a trip to Watford.