Liverpool fans think Virgil van Dijk was ‘pulling caravan’ for Bournemouth goal
Liverpool fans think Virgil Van Dijk "pulled a caravan" for Bournemouth's opener in their Premier League clash on Saturday.
Philip Billing gave the Cherries the lead early on during the clash with a tidy tap-in from close range. But it was Van Dijk's questionable defending that touched a nerve with Reds fans.
Cherries ace Dango Ouattara left Van Dijk in his dust with his blistering pace inside of Liverpool's box. And when the Dutch defender realised he couldn't keep up with his opponent – he stopped running, allowing Ouattara space to drive a low cross into the path of Billing who smashed it past a hapless Alisson.
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And fans flocked to Twitter to slam the centre-back for his lackadaisical defending. One fan mused: "Van Dijk pulling a caravan."
Then another fumed: "VVD literally walked after the guy." A third added: "Van dijk stopped ahahahahahaha the arrogance. Never slid in his life." Before a fourth user declared: "Van Dijk is finished."
A slew of criticism towards Van Dijk cascaded throughout the Twitter post, and a fifth fan rounded it off by claiming: "Watch Van Dijk from start to finish… this is what a 31-year-old defender looks like..lazy..no energy..gives up easy."
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Things went from bad to worse for Liverpool following Van Dijk's blooper at the back. Mo Salah missed the chance to make the scores level when he fired his shocking penalty effort miles wide the left post and into the stands.
The Reds' 1-0 loss comes off the back of their emphatic 7-0 victory over Man United last Sunday, hampering their chances of getting a top-four spot this season.
Reds fans may breath a sigh of relief at the fact that their loss to Bournemouth won't be dissected by football experts on Match of the Day on Saturday night following the mass boycott by pundits in a show of solidarity with Gary Lineker who was told to step back as host of the show as a result of his contentious views on the Tory government's immigration policy.
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