- Virgil Van Dijk has been in fine form since he joined Liverpool
- The defender has helped the club win the Champions League and now the Premier League
- He urged his team-mates to stop being lazy during their game against Brighton
Virgil Van Dijk is not taking it easy with his team-mates despite the fact that they have already won the Premier League as he urged them to ‘wake up’ during win at Brighton.
It was a pulsating encounter at Brighton's American Express Community Stadium when Liverpool escaped with a 3-1 win over the hosts on Wednesday night, July 8.
The Reds have already won the Premier League, but they are now aiming to reach at least 100 points by the time the season ends - and now there are three matches to go.
Jurgen Klopp's men started-off the game brightly as Mohamed Salah opened the scoring as early as the 6th minute to put his side 1-0 up.
And barely two minutes later, it was 2-0 as Liverpool went on a counter though Firmino, who passed to Jordan Henderson to his right before the captain rifled into the top left from 25 yards.
Brighton pulled one back on the stroke of half-time through Leandro Trossard who met Tariq Lamptey's low drive well to make it 2-1 a strike which got Van Dijk furious with his team-mates.
As Liverpool players started to give the opposition time and space on the ball as they awaited the final whistle, the central-defender was heard saying: "C'mon boys you're getting f***ing lazy!"
Salah completed his brace in the 75th minute when he scored his 19th league goal of the season firing into the bottom right to take the game beyond the hosts to restore the two-goal lead. It ended Brighton 1-3 Liverpool.
"I saw two very good football teams tonight, both trying to play football,” Liverpool manager Klopp said after the game.
“They had a brave formation and set up but we had a super solution for that. Our high press was outstanding but when we lost the ball in the wrong moment it was really difficult.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Super defender Virgil Van Dijk has rejected mega move to join Paris-Saint-Germain and he is now on the verge of signing a new five-year £220,000-a-week deal (about N108bn) at Liverpool.
Van Dijk joined Liverpool from Southampton who were then campaigning in the Championship and he has gone to play two Champions League finals under Klopp's winning one.
His superb performances for Liverpool in all competitions makes him a target for Paris-Saint-Germain who are ready to spend big on signing the Dutch international.
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