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EPL: Virgil van Dijk slams Liverpool attackers, speaks on title race after 1-0 defeat to Leicester

Posted by on December 29, 2021 0

Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk has criticized the club’s attackers following their 1-0 loss to Leicester City on Tuesday night.

The Dutchman also feels that the team’s overall performance on Tuesday night was strange.

Liverpool were piped 1-0 by the Foxes at the King Power Stadium, with Mohamed Salah’s penalty being saved and his rebound header hitting the bar.

Senegalese forward Sadio Mane also saw a couple of chances wasted before Jurgen Klopp’s side were punished by Ademola Lookman’s lone strike.

With the defeat, their second of the season, Liverpool now sit six points behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Van Dijk told the BBC, “I think we were poor in the last third…not a good performance.

“We created good chances but unfortunately today wasn’t the day it went in the back of the net. Penalty miss, which happens. But it’s disappointing.

“But we had moments we reacted and created chances to do better. You have to give them credit as well.”

Speaking on the Premier League title race, Van Dijk added: “What can we say? We’re in December. The season is so, so long. Anything can happen.

“You have seen it with Covid and injuries – lots of things can change. There’s no point looking at [Manchester City] or Chelsea or the other teams around us.”

EPL: Virgil van Dijk slams Liverpool attackers, speaks on title race after 1-0 defeat to Leicester

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