Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson are criticised by followers for unhealthy shows in Liverpool’s draw in opposition to Fulham after Aleksandar Mitrovic put in a star efficiency for the Premier League new boys
- Liverpool’s stars acquired off to a gradual begin after a dire efficiency in opposition to Fulham
- Van Dijk gave away a penalty as Liverpool scraped a draw at Craven Cottage
- The Dutch captain struggled to cope with Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic
- Mitrovic produced a masterclass to earn the Premier League new boys some extent
Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson have been slammed on social media after a poor efficiency that noticed Liverpool slip up on the opening day of the Premier League season.
The Dutch captain conceded a penalty as Fulham earned a draw with the Champions League finalists of their first fixture since returning to the Premier League.
The Serbian striker was a constant menace all through the primary 45 minutes, with Marco Silva’s staff going into the break with a shock lead.
Aleksandar Mitrovic rises above Trent Alexander-Arnold to attain Fulham’s opener
Jurgen Klopp seems on as his staff scraped a 2-2 draw with Fulham at Craven Cottage
Liverpool made a stronger begin within the second half, however Mitrovic continued to be a thorn within the aspect of one of many Premier League’s strongest defences, powering his well past Henderson and dribbling previous a bewildered Van Dijk in a unprecedented run.
Darwin Nunez grabbed his first aggressive aim for the Reds to degree the sport on 64 minutes, however Fulham refused to put down and Mitrovic once more popped up among the many motion, profitable a penalty after being introduced down within the field by Van Dijk.
The previous Newcastle United ahead then doubled his tally by blasting his penalty previous Allison to as soon as once more put Fulham within the lead at Craven Cottage.
Virgil van Dijk had a efficiency to neglect in Liverpool’s Premier League opener
Aleksandar Mitrovic silenced critics along with his distinctive efficiency in entrance of aim
A aim from Mohamed Salah on 80 minutes would in the end rescue some extent for Liverpool, however the star of the day was undoubtedly Fulham’s No 9.
With a fame as one of many Premier League’s most unflappable defensive stalwarts, Van Dijk’s surprising efficiency drew the ire of quite a few followers on social media.
Twitter person @CFCMod_ wrote: ‘Mitrovic has had Van Disney on strings all sport’
One other person added: ‘I’m not saying Van Dijk is unhealthy however contemplating his (imo) generational expertise the extent he’s taking part in at rn is just not adequate’
@ForteLuNineteen additionally remarked on Liverpool’s issue to include the surging Mitrovic: ‘Van Dijk and Henderson had horrible video games at this time. Mitrovic had Van Dijk by his collar all sport.’
One other person remarked on Mitrovic’s earlier struggles on worldwide responsibility: ‘Virgil Van Dijk simply acquired embarrassed by a striker who spent 120 minutes in Declan Gallagher’s again pocket not that way back’
Jordan Henderson additionally struggled for Liverpool on the opening day of the season