Liverpool’s star defender Virgil van Dijk has stated that the crew should channel the frustration felt after their 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur into focus for his or her subsequent matches within the Premier League.
Liverpool needed to accept a degree from Saturday’s conflict with Spurs, one which moved them above Manchester Metropolis on objective distinction within the factors desk however having performed a recreation extra.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet fell behind to a Son Heung-min end early within the second half at Anfield and levelled on the evening by way of Luis Diaz’s deflected effort.
“It doesn’t really feel like (a degree rescued) in any respect,” Van Dijk advised BT Sport post-match.
“Clearly, we knew their recreation plan, we knew the standard they’ve, particularly on the break. I feel on the ball we have been simply not adequate. We misplaced the ball in tough conditions and if you happen to lose the ball in these conditions you’re not nicely organised, to allow them to do what they’re good at,” he stated.
Talking after the sport, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp recommended Tottenham ought to have supplied extra with their ‘world-class’ means after a counter-attacking strategy. However Van Dijk disagrees together with his boss and believes Antonio Conte’s facet deserves ‘credit score’ for the way in which they performed.
“Each break on attacking corners was fairly harmful as nicely. In the long run, it’s irritating. It’s irritating to drop factors, however we now have to get better and play the remaining video games. We now have fairly thrilling video games nonetheless developing and we now have to show disappointment now into concentrate on Villa.”
“That’s the standard they’ve, you need to be organised nicely, you need to be able to run again. I feel we misplaced the ball after we tried to drive it a bit of bit in harmful areas the place they might break on us,” he stated.
“Clearly you need to give them credit score, they created good probabilities as nicely, on the break particularly. We have been on the lookout for the equaliser and we obtained it. However we have been on the lookout for the winner as nicely and, sadly, we couldn’t win immediately.”
Metropolis are in motion on Sunday afternoon once they host Newcastle United within the subsequent chapter of the title race, whereas Van Dijk and co should regroup for a visit to Aston Villa adopted by the Emirates FA Cup remaining subsequent week.
“We’re upset that we dropped factors right here however to date we’re having fairly season,” added the Dutchman.