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"I would be fuming!" - West Ham star says he would be absolutely furious if he was van Dijk after what happened

Chris Byfield

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"I would be fuming!" - West Ham star says he would be absolutely furious if he was van Dijk after what happened

West Ham star Michail Antonio said he “would be fuming” if he was Virgil Van Dijk after the Reds’ weekend loss to Leeds United.

Liverpool have been in woeful form this season, and now languish in ninth place in the Premier League, 15 points adrift of leaders Arsenal.

Last weekend Jurgen Klopp's side suffered their second defeat in two league games when Crysencio Summerville slotted home a winner in the 89th minute to see Leeds come away from Anfield with an unlikely 2-1 win.

The loss meant that Liverpool centre-back Van Dijk suffered his first Liverpool defeat at Anfield in 70 games.

Van Dijk’s unbeaten home run is a Premier League high, with the defender having long surpassed Lee Sharpe’s previous record of 55-games at Old Trafford without defeat.

West Ham forward Antonio, stressed that he would be fuming if he were Van Dijk.

Speaking on the Footballer’s Football Podcast the 32-year-old said: “I would be fuming! There was always going to be a time when it was going to happen, but I would be fuming.”

Antonio then joked: “I would be like ‘oh, why didn’t I leave last summer?’”

The record stretched over four and a half years since the Netherlands centre-back made the switch to Merseyside from Southampton in January 2017.


As impressive is that of his 71 home league outings, 59 had ended in victory, which gives the 31-year-old an Anfield win rate of 83.1 per cent. Meanwhile, his loss rate is a spectacularly low 1.4 per cent.

Just three days after the Leeds defeat Liverpool secured a morale-boosting 2-0 win against Napoli in the Champions League.

Next up for Klopp’s side is a trip to Antonio Conte’s Tottenham, who have also been in stuttering form in the past few weeks.

The north London outfit will likely be without Christian Romero who suffered a defeat in Spurs’ midweek Champions League victory against Marseille.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Virgil Van Dijk, Michail Antonio, Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp

Chris Byfield
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