Van Dijk's Reaction To Alisson's Mistake Has Emerged And It's Class

Van Dijk's Reaction To Alisson's Mistake Has Emerged And It's Class

While addressing the newsmen, Mane explained, "We're very happy".

Virgil van Dijk revealed the motivation Liverpool had to "make it right" against Manchester United after the first Premier League victory over their arch-rivals since March 2014.

"We are Liverpool. We never give up".

Goals from Sadio Mané and substitute Xherdan Shaqiri put paid to that notion, while Virgil Van Dijk kept Romelu Lukaku quiet down the other end.

Asked what he said to Alisson after the blunder, the Dutch defender said: "Why did you ruin the clean sheet?!" It's how we react and he did brilliantly in the second half.

"It was a lovely feeling to score two goals against Manchester United, an important game against a big rival for Liverpool, and to score in front of the Kop again was good". The Reds also sit a remarkable 19 points above United down in sixth place. "We were expecting something else (tactically) from them".

And former Manchester United midfielder Fletcher has advised the club to bring in a defender of the same class as Van Dijk, if they are to solve their defensive crisis.

He added: "We are in mid-December and the season is still so long. We need to look for fifth".

Phil Thompson believes Jurgen Klopp's failure to address Liverpool FC's clear weaknesses quicker is a blotch on his Anfield record. The Dutch global has featured 44 times for the Reds till date, scoring once and setting up two more and has established himself as one of the top defenders across Europe.

Speaking on Sky Sports ahead of Liverpool's vital clash with Manchester United on Sunday, Carragher - who won the Champions League in 2005 with the club - and Souness, who captained the Reds between 1981 and 1984, both praised Van Dijk as pivotal to the club's excellent form. "It's going to be very tough there".

It paved the way for a temporary air of frustration to cloud over Anfield, as United's antics took centre stage, up until Xherdan Shaqiri entered the field of play and found the back of the net twice in the space of seven minutes. We were prepared and we knew about their strengths. "And the manager made the decision [to miss Sunday's game]".

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