Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

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

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

Van Dijk was booed on his every touch on his first return to St. Mary's following his $100 million move to Liverpool in late December.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino faces an uncertain future after his side slipped into the Premier League relegation zone after losing at home to Liverpool.

Firmino then turned provider just before the break, returning the favour to Salah, who finished with aplomb to effectively end the chances of a home side who got progressively worse after the break.

In the 18th minute, Southampton went close through Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who failed to beat Loris Karius one on one.

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 has not had the start he would not wanted to his Liverpool career after being dropped for their game against Huddersfield following a string of underwhelming performances.

Another former Southampton player nearly inspired Liverpool to a third goal midway through the second half.

However, Salah reduced the Tottenham striker's lead at the top of the goal-scoring charts to one goal following his precise finish on the stroke of half-time after Firmino's world-class assist. Obviously, after the second goal, it was really tough for us to come back and, little by little, our confidence in the game was really down'.

"It won't be a friendly game; they fight for everything, we fight for everything".

Southampton: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Carrillo, Tadić, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Lemina, Bertrand (c), Højbjerg.

Liverpool: Karius 6 - Alexander-Arnold 7, Matip 6, van Dijk 7, Robertson 6 - Oxlade-Chamberlain 6 (Milner 6), Can 6, Wijnaldum 6 - Salah 8 (Lovren 5), Firmino 8 (Lallana 6), Mane 6.

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