Virgil Van Dijk Makes Awkward Dressing Room Mistake Before Kick-Off vs Southampton

Esther Moore
February 12, 2018

Liverpool closed to within two points of second-placed Manchester United with a comfortable 2-0 victory at relegation-haunted Southampton on Sunday.

Roberto Firmino scored his 20th goal of the season in the sixth minute having been teed up by Mohamed Salah, and the roles were reversed just before the interval when the Egyptian doubled the lead. The Egyptian forward laid the ball through to Firmino and the Brazilian finished the one-on-one easily to score his first goal in seven games.

Salah's role in the two goals should not be underestimated but Firmino's brilliance was timely given Liverpool legend John Aldridge's quotes earlier in the week.

Van Dijk epitomised exactly what Southampton now lack at the back and what Liverpool were looking for when signing him in order to strengthen a previously very weak and fragile area.

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Southampton responded well to going behind, but lacked a clinical touch as their wait for a first home league win since November continued. Salah has been just as effective in that regard, with 29 goals in 35 games in all competitions an outstanding return for a player who is not a striker.

We want to finish the season top four and we need the points. "

"Changing the game with counter attacks in Football playing moments, we would have liked to do a little better and the rythm was not too good either.

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Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino, meanwhile, lambasted the attitude of his players during the second half as they failed to build on last week's triumph at fellow strugglers West Brom, meaning his side have won just once in 14 top-flight matches.

But it wasn't his goal that wowed the Liverpool fans, but his assist for Salah's first half strike.

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