Please Wait . . .

Van Dijk calls for calm after Liverpool thrashed by Aston Villa
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
05-Oct-2020, 04:13 am

Van Dijk calls for calm after Liverpool thrashed by Aston Villa


Van Dijk Liverpool 2020

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has called for calm after seeing his side suffer a humiliating 7-2 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.

This was the first time the Reds have conceded seven goals in any competitive game since 1963, while theyare the first reigning English top-flight champions to ship so many goalsin a league match since Arsenal did so against Sunderland in1953.

While a monumentally bad result for Liverpool, Van Dijk was quick to pay respect to Dean Smith's side and called on his teamto react appropriately to the defeat.

"It's hard to lose the way we lost tonight. First and foremost well done to Aston Villa, we have to give them the credit they deserve," Van Dijk told Sky Sports post-match.

"It was one of those performances where we weren't 100 per centat it from start to finish. The goals we conceded we should have done, but also the chances that we had, we should have done better. Overall we're all disappointed, we shouldn't have lost with the numbers that we did but it's about sticking together and making sure it doesn't happen again.

"You can't take the credit away from Aston Villa, but we should have been more clinical. In all aspects of the game we should have done much better. It's important not to get crazy but we've got to step it up and the performance level between the Arsenal league win and today was too big."

On theabsenceofSadio Mane and Alisson, he added:"We prepared well and we played a good game against Arsenal in mid-week. Our preparation was good and we were ready for it before the game. Unfortunately in the game it didn't happen how we wanted it to."

Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins claimed a hat-trick against Liverpool and believes he should have had even more goals to his name.

"I can’t believe it really. Getting one goal is good but three is unbelievable. I think 1-0 up gives us confidence, we grew into the game and punished them," he told BBC's Match of the Day.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Raheem Sterling Manchester City Arsenal 2020-21

Manchester City vs Porto Betting Tips...

Manchester City will be aiming to get their Champions League campaign off to ...
Mohamed Salah Liverpool Everton 2020-21

Ajax vs Liverpool Betting Tips: Lates...

Liverpool will be desperate for a morale-boosting win when they travel to Ams...
Thomas Muller, Bayern Munich, 2020-21

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Bett...

Bayern Munich welcome Atletico Madrid to the Allianz Arena as Hansi Flick's m...
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid 2020-21

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betti...

Real Madrid welcome Shakhtar Donetsk to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Wed...
Bruno Fernandes Manchester United 2020-21

Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester Uni...

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United will be hoping to get their respect...

Transfer

Ainsley Maitland-Niles Arsenal 2019-20

'I am happy with my decision' - Maitl...

Ainsley Maitland-Niles says Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay at Arsenal aft...
Kalvin Phillips, Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool & Spurs would need to pay '...

Liverpool and Tottenham would need to stump up an “astronomical figure” to la...
Troy Deeney Watford 2019-20

Deeney reveals talks with Mourinho fo...

Watford captain Troy Deeney has admitted to speaking with Tottenham boss Jose...
Virgil van Dijk Kalidou Koulibaly

‘Liverpool may be tempted by stellar ...

Liverpool may be tempted to make a “stellar” signing such as Kalidou Koulibal...
Ciro Immobile David Silva Andreas Pereira Lazio GFX

From David Silva dreams to Andreas Pe...

Two days before Lazio's Serie A opener at Cagliari, one of the club's ultra g...
image-top-scroll
`