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"Shame On You!" - Virgil Van Dijk Shuts Down Reporter Claiming He's Leading A 'Revolt'

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"Shame On You!" - Virgil Van Dijk Shuts Down Reporter Claiming He's Leading A 'Revolt'

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has slammed a journalist who claimed he was leading a 'revolt' against Louis van Gaal being named new Netherlands manager.

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The Netherlands parted ways with previous manager Frank de Boer earlier this summer after a disappointing Euro 2020 campaign.

Van Gaal has emerged as the frontrunner to take the job and it'd be his third stint in charge.

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The Mirror had claimed senior players were against this, with captain van Dijk and vice-captain Gini Wijnaldum named.

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Image Credit: PA

However, van Dijk has fired back on social media and stated the reports are entirely fake.

He explained: "This story is completely false

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"It's never been more important for journalists to tell the truth and not just make stuff up. Shame on you."

Van Dijk didn't feature at this summer's tournament due to a knee injury that's kept him out of action since October.


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Under van Gaal, the Netherlands stood out at the 2014 World Cup and demolished Spain in their opening group game.

The 69-year-old also caught everyone's attention by substituting goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen for Tim Krul prior to a penalty shootout against Costa Rica.

It paid off and the Oranje managed to reach the semi-finals, before falling to defeat against Argentina.

They came third overall in the tournament after beating hosts Brazil in a third-place play-off.

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He left following the tournament and spent two years at Manchester United before being sacked in 2016.

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Meanwhile, van Dijk is hoping to make a return to Liverpool's first team next season.

His injury derailed their season and despite finishing third, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for a much better campaign.

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The Reds have added Ibrahima Konate to their ranks and many think he'll be an excellent partner for van Dijk.

Van Dijk said on his official Instagram: 'To think about next season with fans, myself be playing again

"Hopefully getting success with club and county, you know it's something to be excited about."

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Topics: Liverpool, Louis van Gaal, Football, Premier League, Netherlands, Virgil Van Dijk

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