Watch: Virgil Van Dijk talks about Liverpool’s 4-0 victory against Barcelona while Lionel Messi sits awkwardly last night at the UEFA awards ceremony.
8th May 2019 was a magical night in Liverpool’s history. As memorable as the miracle at Istanbul; It was the night The Reds scripted a comeback victory against Barcelona to secure a spot in the final of the Champions League.
Liverpool went on to win the European Championship but more importantly they announced themselves as a threat to the entire world. Fans were filled with confidence and the everyone had now realised that they were a force to reckon.
Naturally, Virgil Van Dijk, one of Liverpool’s heroes, was asked about the historic moment. It was endearing to see Van Dijk talk about that magical night so passionately. However, the presence of Lionel Messi a seat away from him made for awkward viewing.
Watch: Virgil Van Dijk talks about Liverpool’s 4-0 victory against Barcelona while Lionel Messi sits awkwardly.
Virgil Van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were seated in the front with Cristiano sitting between the Argentine and the Dutchman. Messi looked like he was looking for a way out of the building while Van Dijk spoke of his club’s achievement.
“Anfield played a massive role. After the game in Spain we felt 3-0 wasn’t the right result on the night but it was reality. We had to overcome it by doing the unthinkable.
“I think we had a crazy couple of days, we travelled back and played Newcastle and scored in the last few minutes to get the three points in a close title race. We travelled back from Newcastle and had one day to prepare for the Barcelona game.
“To actually do it, was unbelievable. The atmosphere was outstanding, it was something special and everything clicked on that night. We scored the goals at the right times; it was just a fantastic evening.”
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The trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Virgil Van Dijk were all nominated for the UEFA Player of the year award. Lionel Messi picked up the UEFA Forward of the year. While Virgil Van Dijk took home the UEFA Defender of the year. He also beat the legendary duo to win the UEFA Player of the year award.
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