After the Netherlands drew with Norway, Virgil van Dijk got into an argument with a spectator.
Virgil van Dijk, a Liverpool centre-back, spent an exciting night in Norway.
Virgil van Dijk, a Liverpool defender, made his comeback for the Netherlands in a 1-1 draw against Norway on Wednesday night. Despite a strong showing on the field, Van Dijk made headlines for what happened after the game ended.
The Netherlands came back from a goal down in Wednesday’s World Cup Qualifiers in Oslo to earn another point in a tightly contested Group G.
Erling Haaland scored the game’s first goal on 20 minutes, but Davy Klaassen equalized later in the half.
Both countries are now tied for seventh place alongside Montenegro, one point behind group leaders Turkey.
Van Dijk was interrupted while performing his media obligations as the Netherlands captain after the match.
A hooded supporter ran onto the camera with a phone in his hand and shouted, “VAN DIJK!” during his post-match interview.
The tall centre-back was plainly irritated by the interruption, forcing the fan out of the way and muttering, “Please.”
After dislocating his finger during the match, Van Dijk may not have been in the mood for fan contact.
In the second half, the 30-year-old had to have it forced back into place, but he finished the game with the damaged finger taped up.
During an interview, a fan asked to take a selfie with Van Dijk.
This is not a good idea. photograph twitter.com/9RLT97ARAB
It was a unique manner to make a comeback to the international stage, with a strong performance in support of Louis van Gaal.
Van Dijk received 99 touches and completed 12 of 18 attempted long balls with a 91 percent accuracy rate.
In addition, he won all eight of his aerial duels, made six clearances, one tackle, one block, and one chance creation.
His return to the squad will offer Van Gaal reason to be optimistic about a successful World Cup campaign in Qatar in 2022.
Many Liverpool supporters will be relieved to see their team come out of the game reasonably unscathed.
After returning from a serious injury suffered against Everton in October 2020, Van Dijk has had a strong start to the new season.
In Liverpool’s first three games, the Dutchman has only allowed one goal while putting in dominant performances on each occasion.
His performance against Norway will give Liverpool fans even more reason to believe that the greatest Van Dijk of all time is returning.
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