Barcelona Vs Liverpool: Van Dijk frustrated with viral fake quote on Barcelona sensation after Liverpool’s massive 3-0 defeat against the Catalan club.
The Dutch International player is perplexed with a viral quote attributed to him after the first leg defeat against Barcelona. Van Dijk was quoted by various agencies showering praise on Lionel Messi.
“When he is at his best, there is nothing you can do to stop him, I am glad I don’t play in Spain and have to face him every season.” Van quoted was quoted.
However, the 27-year-old defender is adamant that he did not say those words for the Barcelona forward and considers it as a “fake news”.
Liverpool were having a nail-biting contest with Barcelona, until Messi’s double spoiled the night for the Merseyside club. Now, Jurgen Klopp’s side has a mountain to climb for the return leg at Anfield.
Moreover, Van Dijk, who has been exceptional across all competitions for Liverpool had one of the worst exhibits at Nou Camp on Wednesday. For the Liverpool’s sensational defender, Barcelona’s home ground visits have been unpleasant till now, as he has conceded 9 goals in just 2 matches over there.
Further, the player faced a lot of criticism by fans, as he also failed to prevent Luis Suarez’s opening goal of the match, which brought his team on the back foot.
How twitter reacted
Barca fans are the worst 😭😭 this is what they did to Ronaldo, fake quotes to big-up their players. Van dijk shut this down https://t.co/oslIjGwQCz
— Isco (@Mahdii_Me) May 4, 2019
The fake Van Dijk quotes on Twitter 😭😭😭😭😭 they’re all over my Insta aswell on verified accounts
— 🏳️🌈 (@Venginho39) May 2, 2019
What’s next for Van Dijk?
Liverpool will face Newcastle at St. James park tonight as their title hopes are still alive. Moreover, they got a mountain to climb in the return leg against Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday.