Liverpool Players Give 'Salty' Interview Following Loss To Atletico Madrid
Football fans were critical of Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson for the Liverpool pairs' 'salty' post match interview after their Champions League loss on Tuesday night.
The Premier League champions in waiting were beaten 1-0 by Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital in the first leg on Tuesday, thanks to Saul Niguez' goal in the fourth minute.
After the match Van Dijk and Robertson were interviewed in the tunnel with the centre back calling the goal 'lucky,' and the left back criticising Diego Simeone's side for 'throwing themselves on the floor' and 'celebrating like they'd won the tie.'
"They celebrated like they won the tie after the game, so let's see."- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 18, 2020
"They're coming back to Anfield, we know our fans will be there."
Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson know this one isn't over yet :muscle:
:microphone2: @DesKellyBTS pic.twitter.com/5tJpyM9DvH
After the interview fans were quick to criticise the pair for how they'd handled the questions:
"Not even a chance a bit of luck." Such a bitter interview from Van Dijk. Accept the loss and move on. https://t.co/xovFITyTJn- Guardiola Agenda (@GuardiolaAgenda) February 18, 2020
The Journalist, Van Dijk and Robertson. Utter lack of professionalism and poor sportsmanship is the whole post-match interview. #ATMLIV- Adeniyi Adebanjo (@deniyiclement) February 18, 2020
They just sounds so cocky I mean that Robertson and van dijk interview I just watched it was just pure salt- :white_circle::white_circle: (@Spurs1020) February 18, 2020
One of thee most bitter interviews from Van Dijk and Andy Robertson :joy::grapes:- Rowen Martin (@rowenmartin27) February 18, 2020
So salty. They actually have an ego beating plumbers every week in the most overrated league in the world. Napoli beat them this season and they're struggling in Italy and now Atletico (4th in Spain) Farmers league- :four_leaf_clover: (@Edouard67CSC) February 18, 2020
"They celebrated like they won the tie after the game"- UTFR :flag_ye: (@ManUtd_HQ) February 18, 2020
Can't think who'd celebrate a draw tho... pic.twitter.com/MY5tK7L6YI
No class whatsoever. This is why everyone hates this team.- Crakitic (@Crakitiic) February 18, 2020
So they're not allowed to celebrate after winning a game? May as well not celebrate at all in football after the argument about Lacazette- Ewan W :flag_black: (@EwanW0304) February 18, 2020
On the night Niguez' goal was all that Atleti needed to seal the win and take a 1-0 lead to Anfield, where they are likely to once again cede much of the possession to their more attacking opponents.
Despite having the ball for 73% of the game Jurgen Klopp's side couldn't manage a single shot on target as they lost for just the third time all competitions this season, having lost to Napoli in the Champions League Group Stage and Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup.
Will it be a special night at Anfield for Liverpool in the second leg or can Atleti hold on?