Virgil van Dijk nailed his answer after reporter claims Liverpool were 'lucky' vs Roma


Against all odds, Liverpool have progressed to the final of the Champions League.

No one gave Liverpool a prayer of being in the final earlier on in the season.

Roy Keane criticised the club earlier on in the season, saying after their 3-0 win against Maribor:

"They're neat and tidy, but defensively... come the end of the season when the prizes are being given out, Liverpool will be nowhere near them.

"If Liverpool were playing out in my back garden, I wouldn't watch them. They're just drifting. Drifting nowhere."

And Gary Lineker also doubted Liverpool's chances of winning the title, saying in January how they were least likely of all the English clubs to win the competition.

But they will contest the final in Kiev, with Real Madrid the only team stopping them from lifting their sixth European Cup title.


There was much talk going around that the Reds were 'lucky' last night.

Edin Dzeko was taken out by Loris Karius in the box in what should have been a stonewall penalty and a red card for Karius. But it was incorrectly ruled out for offside.

And Liverpool could have given away another penalty and been reduced to 10 men when Trent Alexander-Arnold blocked Stephan El Shaarawy's goal-bound shot with his hands. But the referee waved play on.


Liverpool managed to cling on, but many fans thought that the club's progression to the final was undeserved.

Not as if Liverpool fans would care.

Virgil van Dijk was asked about these incidents in his post-match interview, and his reply was just perfect.

"Who cares? We’re through," Van Dijk said with a wry smile on his face.

"We had a couple of opportunities as well, so, yeah, that’s football.

"The ref made the decisions together with the assistants, and if the game plays like it played today…fair play, we’re through."

Watch his full interview below:

Perfect reaction from Van Dijk.

It can be argued Liverpool were unlucky as well.

For example, the two penalties that were given to Roma in the tie should never have been given: James Milner's handball in the first leg and Ragnar Klavan's in the second.

So in the end, these refereeing decisions all even out.

Liverpool thoroughly deserved their victory, and their performances in the Champions League over the past few months make them worthy finalists.



Van Dijk has become a favourite with the Liverpool fans, and it's easy to see why.

Not only has he been unbelievable on the pitch, but the passion he displays has also gone down well with Liverpool fans.

Just watch his reaction after the full time whistle went on Wednesday night...

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