LIVERPOOL star Virgil van Dijk went from hero to zero against Leeds at Anfield as he gifted Patrick Bamford an equaliser.
The Dutchman had given the Reds a 2-1 lead with a bullet header from an Andrew Robertson corner.
🎙️ “This could be 7-7! Van Dijk, that is too arrogant!”
From hero to villain! Van Dijk nonchalantly tries to bring down an innocuous long ball but gifts it to Bamford! 🎁
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But he was caught out by a high ball shortly after, casually throwing a leg at it and inadvertently directing it into Bamford’s path.
And the Leeds striker gratefully gobbled up the chance, squirming the ball beyond Alisson.
The gaffe was the 29-year-old’s second in his last four Premier League matches dating back to last season, having also gifted Alexandre Lacazette an equaliser against Arsenal at the Emirates back in July.
As per Opta, the Liverpool talisman has now made more errors (2) in his last four Premier League games than he had in his first 154 games in the competition (1).
Fortunately for the superstar centre-back, team-mate Mo Salah was on hand to blast Jurgen Klopp’s side back into the lead just three minutes later in a chaotic first-half.
On Sky Sports’ commentary of the game, ex-Reds defender Jamie Carragher labelled van Dijk’s attempt at a clearance as “too arrogant”.
And fans may be disappointed with Alisson’s attempt at stopping the effort, as it slipped through his grasp.
After his Arsenal mistake, van Dijk fronted up to Sky Sports.
2 – Virgil van Dijk has made two errors leading directly to a goal in his last four Premier League games, more than he registered in his first 154 appearances in the competition (1). Lapse. pic.twitter.com/4F1RSdEw2Y
He said at the time: “Unfortunately I made a mistake.
“I take the blame for it, of course.
“I take it as a man and we move on.”