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Van Dijk admits frustrations but won't blame costly mistake in Liverpool loss

1 month ago   |   By Team Talk

Virgil Van Dijk insists Liverpool won't be panicking following their 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid.
The holders will need to overturn a 1-0 aggregate deficit when the sides meet at Anfield next month to reach the quarter-finals after Saul Niguez scored the only goal at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Niguez struck after just four minutes and Atletico then sat back, much to Liverpool's irritation, to preserve their advantage in what was a dour contest slowed by the home side's frequent time-wasting and play-acting.
Van Dijk said: “We're...
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Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk reveals focus in strong comments after Atletico Madrid loss

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk reveals focus in strong comments after Atletico Madrid loss

1 month ago   |   By Daily Express

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk believes there is no need to panic despite a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Reds' Champions League last 16 clash.
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Gullit criticises ‘clumsy' Liverpool player for ‘nightmare' display

Gullit criticises ‘clumsy' Liverpool player for ‘nightmare' display

1 month ago   |   By Football365

Ruud Gullit thinks Virgil van Dijk had a “nightmare” after holders Liverpool were beaten in the first leg of their Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid.
The holders will need to overturn a 1-0 aggregate deficit when the sides meet at Anfield next month to reach the quarter-finals after Saul Niguez scored the only goal at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium .
Niguez struck after just four minutes and Atletico then sat back, much to Liverpool ‘s irritation, to preserve their advantage in what was a dour contest slowed by the home side's frequent time-wasting and play-acting.
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Jurgen Klopp explains Liverpool substitutions during loss to Atletico Madrid

Jurgen Klopp explains Liverpool substitutions during loss to Atletico Madrid

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

The Liverpool boss saw his side lose the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, where Saul Niguez struck in the fourth minute
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Virgil van Dijk blasted by Ruud Gullit for 'nightmare' performance in Atletico Madrid loss

Virgil van Dijk blasted by Ruud Gullit for 'nightmare' performance in Atletico Madrid loss

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

The Dutch defender was far from his best in the 1-0 defeat and his compatriot Gullit spoke of his disappointment with his display
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“I was afraid his opponent would go down if Sadio took a breath” - Klopp explains why Mane was taken off early

“I was afraid his opponent would go down if Sadio took a breath” - Klopp explains why Mane was taken off early

1 month ago   |   By The Empire of The Kop

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was not a happy man after the game in Madrid against Atletico in the Champions League. The hosts employed some dark arts against the Reds, and the referee ate it up like it was a fresh batch of paella.
MORE: Klopp implies referee in Atletico game wasn't strong enough
There was a lot of pressure for the players to perform under the lights at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, but it's perhaps the referee who got found out the most.
After the game, Klopp explained his rationale for taking Sadio Mane off early when we needed to find a goal, and he explained he was “...
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Klopp implies referee in Atletico game wasn't strong enough

1 month ago   |   By The Empire of The Kop

In his post-match comments after Liverpool's 1-0 loss in Madrid, Jurgen Klopp has explained how “you need to be strong as a referee” in atmospheric games.
The referee that took charge of our game against Atletico was a disgrace - he didn't get many decisions right, and every bit of simulation was gobbled up.
Klopp is clearly of a similar mindset as he also accused Atleti players of diving - he didn't exactly say it, but when he says they fell on the floor “to take a breath or something” I think we can read between the lines.
Take a watch of the video below :
Klopp on mane and ref...
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Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk explains Jurgen Klopp message during Atletico Madrid loss

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk explains Jurgen Klopp message during Atletico Madrid loss

1 month ago   |   By Daily Express

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has revealed what boss Jurgen Klopp told his players at half-time during their Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.
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