Centre-back Virgil van Dijk was cruelly mocked by football fans after stumbling in the lead up to Tottenham’s first goal against Liverpool.
The 31-year-old star stepped back to find a way to stop Ivan Perisic’s pass on the left wing as Juergen Klopp’s men were leading 3-0. But when Perisic was about to close Van Dijk, the home team defender lost his balance and fell.
Removing the final stop was Van Dijk, the Croatian full-back then found Harry Kane in the middle and the England captain volleyed from close range to regain a goal for Spurs. In the second half, the visitors even equalized 3-3 until Diogo Jota sealed a breathtaking 4-3 victory in injury time for Liverpool.
Massive fans, social media sites immediately reacted to the situation.
Sky Sports played the clip above with the caption: “Perisic asked Van Dijk to get a sausage.”
One fan lamented: “Oh my god, what happened to Virgil 😭?”
While another added: “I can’t stop laughing 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Virgil van Maguire. And someone says he’s a better central defender than Vidic 🤣🤣🤣🤣.”
A third commented: “It’s so upsetting to see that image.”
The moment of disaster has also been compared to Steven Gerrard’s famous slip against Chelsea in 2014 – an unfortunate mistake that cost Liverpool dearly the Premier League title.
After Van Dijk’s fall, a ruthless social media user: “Steven Gerrard would be proud to have such a heir”.
Van Dijk has played extremely well after joining Liverpool from Southampton for £ 75 million in 2018, but the Dutch midfielder’s form has been questioned many times this season, contributing significantly to the army. Klopp’s team faces many difficulties and will most likely lose their final position in the top 4.