Virgil Van Dijk Celebrates Winner By Booting The Ball Into The Crowd
On Sunday Virgil van Dijk was once again taking all the plaudits for his performance against Spurs in the Premier League and Liverpool fans were also enjoying his celebration after Toby Alderweireld's late own goal.
There is starting to be little doubt about whether or not the Premier League title race will go down to the wire. Sunday was arguably Liverpool's hardest match in the run in a they hosted Spurs at Anfield.
Roberto Firmino's 16th minute goal gave the Reds the lead but Jurgen Klopp's side couldn't add to it and Lucas Moura's 80th minute strike looked to have earned the visitors a point.
With the clock heading towards the 90 minute mark, and Liverpool looking like staying behind Manchester City, Hugo Lloris spilled Mo Salah's header onto Toby Alderweireld and the Dutchman could do very little as the ball went in the back of the net.
It was disaster for Mauricio Pochettino's side, in their race to stay inside the top four, but elation for Liverpool as they returned to the top of the table.
However there were still a few minutes left and Virgil van Dijk decided to eek out a few seconds by booting the ball way into the crowd:
Van Dijk kicking the ball out of the stadium :joy::joy: what a mad lad haha pic.twitter.com/punmx9jfYR- :part_alternation_mark: (@Riddock__) March 31, 2019
Lol I just realized this now. I thought it was a bird or something at first. Alternate angle. pic.twitter.com/DAoPY1iSDC- Leland MacLachlan (@L_M_MacLachlan) March 31, 2019
Liverpool had the better of the first half but in the second 45 minutes the visitors grew into the game and after drawing level had the chance to take the lead.
Van Dijk was praised for his part in Moussa Sissoko's late miss after the Dutch defender stopped a pass to Son Heung-min being an option for the French midfielder.
Spurs would soon regret that miss after Lloris' mistake handed their hosts the points and left them just one point ahead of fifth placed Arsenal, who play Newcastle United on Monday night.
The only point of negativity for Klopp's day would have been Salah's continued run of not scoring, which now stretches to no goals in eight games in all competitions, but as long as his team are winning he won't care who scores.
On Wednesday City have the chance to go back top in their game in hand against Cardiff City.
Will Van Dijk be kicking the ball into the stands in juilation or frustration at the end of the season?