'We made it very difficult for ourselves'

Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk, speaking to BBC Sport: "I think we made it very difficult for ourselves.

"It was always going to be difficult coming here, we have seen it with other teams coming here. You have to make it a bit easier for yourself and scoring a goal helps, it changes the dynamic of the game.

"They only need one moment and to be fair they did it very well."

On what could Liverpool have done better: "Finishing of the chances. If we scored the first chance we had in the first half it would have completely changed the game. It is part of football.

"We could definitely do better at times but it is a difficult place to come. They are very compact and direct with a lot of strength in the air and you have to be ready for that.

"We could have made it a lot easier for ourselves."

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