UCL: Virgil Van Dijk calls out retired footballers after Liverpool's 2-1 win over Ajax

UCL: Virgil Van Dijk calls out retired footballers after Liverpool's 2-1 win over Ajax

  • Liverpool got back to winning ways on Tuesday night with a 2-1 win over Ajax in the Champions league
  • The Reds had come under scrutiny after a 0-0 draw against Everton which was followed by a 4-1 thrashing by Napoli
  • Virgl Van Dijk was particularly critical of former footballers who have been criticizing his side

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk called out former football stars criticizing his team after a poor start to the season.

In his seventh campaign in charge, Jurgen Klopp is experiencing a worrying slump with his team as they currently lie seventh in the table with only two wins from their opening six games.

In the Champions League, Liverpool also got off to a poor start as they were thrashed 4-1 by familiar foes Napoli in their opening group game.

On Tuesday, September 13, however, Liverpool took some pressure off themselves with a 2-1 win over Ajax.

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After creating many openings, the home side eventually went ahead through Mohammed Salah, who swept in Diogo Jota’s pass.

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Ajax would equalise through Mohammed Kudus' but Liverpool would have the final say as Joel Matip struck an 89th-minute winner for his first Champions League goal in nine years.

After the game, both Matip and Van Dijk were on post-match interview duty with BT Sport:

“Don’t listen to the outside world, that is the most important thing.” Van Dijk said.
“It’s funny – there are a lot of ex-football players and they know what we go through but they say a lot of things to try and get us down.”
“We know last week was unacceptable – today is a step in the right direction.”

Source: SportsBrief.com