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Van Error: Dutch Defender Slammed For Barcelona Goal



Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has been heavily criticized for one of the goals scored by Spanish champions Barcelona during their Champions League clash at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night.

The Dutch international centre back was criticized by one of the best English defenders of the last two decades, Rio Ferdinand.

According to the Manchester United legend via BT Sports, it’s not rocket science that Van Dijk was at fault for the first goal of the game scored by Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan international striker broke his barren run in the Champions League this season by scoring against his former club.

Luis Suarez gave Barcelona the lead before the masterclass from Messi in the second half of the game.

Lionel Messi added a second goal for Barcelona in the 75th minute before netting a magnificent freekick seven minutes later to put Barcelona firmly in control ahead of the second leg billed for Anfield on Tuesday night.

Van Dijk and his fellow Liverpool defenders didn’t have the best of showings against Lionel Messi and co during the week.

The Dutch defender had been praised for his impressive performances for Liverpool until that point.

He recently won the PFA Player of the Year Award ahead of the likes of Raheem Sterling and Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane.