#sports activities Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk hits out at pundits after Ajax win for continued criticism of Reds stars
‘They say rather a lot to get us down’: Virgil van Dijk hits again at pundits after Liverpool’s win over Ajax… however Rio Ferdinand insists criticism after Napoli humiliation was ‘DESERVED’ and never ‘private’
- Virgil van Dijk has hit again at pundits who’ve criticised his Liverpool aspect
- The Reds have been broadly blasted for their stunning efficiency in opposition to Napoli
- Jurgen Klopp’s aspect have been routed 4-1 in Naples of their Champions League opener
- But Rio Ferdinand has insisted that criticism after that match was ‘deserved’
- Defender Van Dijk was talking after Liverpool edged previous Ajax 2-1 on Tuesday
Virgil van Dijk has frustratedly hit out at pundits who proceed to criticise Liverpool gamers after the Reds floor out a 2-1 win in opposition to Ajax.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect edged previous the Dutch outfit because of an 89th-minute Joel Matip header as they acquired their first three factors of their Champions League group at Anfield on Tuesday night.
And Van Dijk, who together with all his team-mates was roundly blasted for his efficiency of their European opener – a 4-1 thrashing in opposition to Napoli – informed BT Sport that such pundits have been solely aiming to convey down morale at Liverpool.
Virgil van Dijk has frustratedly hit out at pundits who proceed to criticise Liverpool gamers
The Reds gamers have been broadly blasted after a 4-1 Champions League humiliation in opposition to Napoli
He stated: ‘Coming again from the horror present in Naples it was crucial to indicate a optimistic response. It’s not simple to show it round, however it’s a step in the best route… It was crucial to win going into the worldwide break.
‘We aren’t listening to the skin world. So much of ex-football gamers, who know precisely what we undergo, they are saying rather a lot to get us down, however we all know the final recreation was very unhealthy and this was a step in the best route.’
But pundit Rio Ferdinand, talking after the sport on BT Sport, insisted his and others’ criticism of Liverpool after the defeat in Naples was warranted and the gamers ought to admit it was ‘deserved’.
The former Manchester United defender went on to say if he was criticised as a participant and it was private, he would get aggravated – however accepted it if it was justified.
But pundit Rio Ferdinand, talking on BT Sport, insisted his and others’ criticism of Liverpool after the defeat in Naples was warranted and the gamers ought to admit it was ‘deserved’
He stated: ‘If I believed (criticism) was improper, or I believed it was private, then I’d get the hump. But if it was deserved, then are you aware what, I’d maintain my fingers up and say it.
‘Listen, the efficiency in Naples, in the event that they’re trustworthy each single one of the gamers would (admit that) it was a nasty day at the workplace and we deserved the criticism we acquired.
‘But once more, we re-iterated on the night time, we weren’t saying they seem to be a unhealthy group in a single day, nobody was saying they’re unhealthy gamers in a single day. It was a nasty efficiency.’
Klopp’s aspect, whose Napoli loss was their final recreation after the weekend’s Premier League fixtures have been cancelled following the Queen’s loss of life, opened the scoring by way of Mohamed Salah, with Mohammed Kudus equalising earlier than Matip’s late winner.