Liverpool superstar says 2-2 draw vs Manchester United ‘feels like a loss’

Liverpool skipper Virgil van Dijk says draw feels like defeat after Manchester United game

Speaking to BBC Match of the Day after full-time on Sunday, as reported by BBC Sport, Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk was succinct and honest in his side’s assessment after the 2-2 draw against Man United

Liverpool took the lead halfway through the first half through Luis Díaz before Bruno Fernandes captalised on a Jarell Quansah mistake early in the second half to put United level with a strike from inside the centre circle. The Red Devils then took the lead thanks to a 67th-minute curling effort from Kobbie Mainoo before getting pegged back via a Mo Salah penalty in the 84th minute.

The dropped points have dislodged the Reds from the top off the Premier League table, which is now being topped by Arsenal on goal difference.

Van Dijk believes they had enough chances to finish the game off well before United got a win in their sails.

Liverpool skipper Virgil van Dijk says draw feels like defeat after Manchester United game.
Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk says draw to Man United feels like a loss

“It feels Like a loss, it is our fault again.

“We had so many chances and we should finish the game off.

“Unfortunately the individual mistake that happened with the equaliser and we had so much time to put it right, but we were in a rush.

“Still after being 2-1 down we created so much.”

Sunday’s Premier League action has left the three title contenders, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man City, within a point of each other.

Up next in the league for Liverpool is a home game against Crystal Palace. United, meanwhile, go away to Bournemouth.

Advantage Arsenal with seven games to go

Despite dropping points themselves in their desperate bid for a Champions League spot, both United and their fans will be jubilant at the two dropped points Liverpool had to sustain as well.

Liverpool skipper Virgil van Dijk says draw feels like defeat after Manchester United game.
Man United boss Erik ten Hag has thwarted his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp thrice this season now.

Given the neck-and-neck nature of this season’s three-way title race, two points are likely to be more than enough to prove to be the difference between clinching the trophy and ending third.

For now, Arsenal take the lead in the title race with seven games to go. They are due to come to Old Trafford in May for their second-last league game of the season.

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United may have scuppered one team’s title chances and are could do the same to Mikel Arteta’s men, albeit their own odds of making next season’s Champions League are set against them astronomically, with 11 points now sitting between them in sixth and fourth-placed Spurs.