Legendary players criticized Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool lost 1-3 to Arsenal in the 23rd round of the 2023-24 Premier League held at the Emirates Stadium in London, the U.K. at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday (Korea time). Liverpool ranks first with 51 points and Arsenal ranks second with 49 points.
Arsenal scored the first goal. Kai Havertz, who received a pass from Martin ᄋᅀᅳᅵdegaard in the 13th minute of the first half, finished the game one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but Alisson Becker blocked it. Bukayo Saka pushed in the ball that flowed out. Liverpool tied the game. As Gabriel Magalois and David Raya did not match in the 3rd minute of extra time in the first half, Luis Díaz’s shot led to Magalois’ own goal. The first half ended 1-1.
Arsenal took the lead again. Van Dyck and Alisson failed to pass the ball from the back in the 21st minute of the second half, and Gabriel Martinelli scored a goal on the empty goal. Arsenal sealed the net. Two minutes into the second half of extra time, Leandro Trossard smashed the left side and came into the penalty box, shaking the net. In the end, Liverpool lost 1-3.
“Liverpool’s defense was poor from the start to the end of the game. Arsenal did a good job in some areas. They did their best. Liverpool played like a team defending themselves in a pub when they lost points. Van Dijk was to blame for all the losses. All the goals they allowed in such an important game could hurt them at the end of the season,” said Roy Keane.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher said, “It’s a big mistake that comes out once in a season. Van Dijk has to take responsibility. Don’t get complicated. You have to make sure the ball doesn’t bounce. It can always happen when the ball bounces off. Liverpool’s losing scene is something you learn only at the lower level.” 월카지노주소
According to soccer statistics media “Sopa Score”, van Dijk recorded four times of clearing, one shot block, two interceptions, one tackle, two ground contention (three attempts), six aerial contention (six attempts), 108 ball touches, 90 percent pass success rate (87 out of 97) and seven long balls (10 successful) while playing full time. His rating was 7.1 points.