Virgil Van Dijk Hilariously Puts Off Moise Kean By Shouting At Him
Virgil van Dijk stopped Moise Kean from scoring in the Merseyside derby by busting out a playground move and shouting at him.
Liverpool were winning 4-2 in the closing stages and Kean was one on one with Reds keeper Adrian.
A clip has emerged on social media of van Dijk shouting at the young Italian as he went to shoot.
Van Dijk tries to put Kean off by screaming at him while Kean was through on goal. pic.twitter.com/PYyOIUmbBI
- Main Team (@MainTeamSports) December 5, 2019
A goal then would have made for an incredibly tense last few minutes in Anfield.
Liverpool eventually ran out 5-2 winners after Gini Wijnaldum added a fifth late on.
But van Dijk was the talk of social media after the game for his not so subtle mind games with Kean.
Just as Kean is about to shoot Van Dijk shouts right next to him to put him off. Great Sunday league tactic that :joy::joy:
- Alex Evans :flag_black: (@Alex42534) December 4, 2019
Van Dijk shouting at Moise Kean as he was shooting, he definitely shat his pants :joy::joy:
- Jack Rowlands (@_jackrowlands) December 4, 2019
Anyone notice Van Dijk shouting as Kean shot to put him off? #LIVEVE
- BCK (@BckFilms) December 4, 2019
See Van Dijk shouting as Kean hits the ball to put him off? Top class shithousery. #lfc #LIVEVE
- Stuart van Zeller (@StewyvZ) December 4, 2019
It's a tried and tested formula that we'll have all experienced when playing football.
But it's still amusing to see one of the world's best defenders bust it out in the Premier League.
Liverpool reestablished their eight point lead at the top of the Premier League with their victory last night.
Jurgen Klopp rang the changes which paid off as Divock Origi scored two and Xherdan Shaqiri also netted.
The Liverpool boss praised the impact his fringe players had on the entertaining game.
He said after the game per Daily Mail:
"As a manager you hope for it and then the boys deliver and it is the best feeling you can get as a manager.
"It didn't surprise me but I didn't expect it in that manner. It was really good. It helped us.
"The boys know now it is easy for me to tell them how good they are.
"When they play and deliver like they did it is very good for the whole squad."
Van Dijk came second to Lionel Messi in the Ballon d'Or rankings on Monday.
Perhaps he owes that to his unorthodox method of putting strikers off.
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