Internet hasn't spared van Dijk for his error against Arsenal
If someone had told you that there would be an error leading to a goal by a centre-back in the match between Arsenal and Liverpool, a vast majority, if not all, would expect the eccentric David Luiz to be the culprit.
However, that wasn’t the case at the Emirates Stadium, as it was Liverpool's standout defender Virgil Van Dijk who gifted Arsenal an equaliser after being robbed off the ball at the edge of his team’s box. The Dutch international rarely puts a foot wrong, let alone make a high-profile that would cost his team big time.
Following that goal, Arsenal scored another which came courtesy of an error from Alisson, as Liverpool’s two star men were seemingly out of sorts at the Emirates.
Arsenal held on to their gifted lead for the rest of the night, beating Liverpool and ending the Reds’ hopes of breaking Manchester City's record of 100 points in a Premier League season. The internet was unforgiving of Van Dijk and Alisson for their error and here are some of the best reactions:
Van Dijk's error led to one of only two shots that Arsenal managed on the Liverpool goal. They converted both. And Manchester United fans were quick to point the hypocrisy when it comes to comparing Van Dijk and Harry Maguire.
Dejan Lovren and Loris Karius have given Liverpool fans nightmares with their high-profile errors.
The title may be theirs, but Liverpool fans wanted more.
A smash and grab against Liverpool? That’s straight from the Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone school of coaching.
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Glyn Kirk