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Virgil Van Dijk Called Out Thierry Henry Live On Air For Ignoring His Text

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Virgil Van Dijk Called Out Thierry Henry Live On Air For Ignoring His Text

Virgil van Dijk hilariously called out Thierry Henry for ignoring his messages, before Henry got the chance to answer live on air.

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Van Dijk was declared the greatest centre back in the history of football on Tuesday night by one pundit, although it was Michael Owen admittedly, ahead of Liverpool's Champions League semi final with Villarreal.

No one in the Reds' defence covered themselves in glory in the first half of the game, as the Spanish side went into the break 2-0 up and looking like they could pull of a huge upset.

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Van Dijk celebrates Liverpool reaching the Champions League final, but it didn't look certain at one point. Image: PA Images
Van Dijk celebrates Liverpool reaching the Champions League final, but it didn't look certain at one point. Image: PA Images

It wasn't to be in the end and at full time Van Dijk had some words for one pundit, but it wasn't anything to do with Owen's outrageous statement, instead he only had thoughts of another former striker.

When interviewed by American outlet CBS, the Dutch defender asked who was in the studio for them, eagerly waiting for the interviewer to say Henry's name.

When it was said, Van Dijk revealed the unanswered text he'd sent, saying, "I text him [Henry] but he didn’t text me back! Titi: the legend," telling the interviewer to pass the message on.

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Fortunately CBS did just that, with Kate Abdo then passing over to the Arsenal legend to answer for himself, and the whole thing made for some excellent viewing.

"I actually don’t have his number anymore," the Frenchman said in his defence, "I’ll go through someone else to get his number.

"I changed my number and when I put all my numbers on my new phone, his number wasn’t there anymore."

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The most public 'new phone, who this?' of all time was interrupted by Jamie Carragher, who called out his fellow pundit for a 'lack of respect."

"Tonight has been a bit of a lack of respect from Thierry. To Van Dijk, to CBS for not wearing a tie… there’s a little bit of a theme there," the Liverpool legend said.

"He’s a top guy and he’s showing you respect. And you’re not getting back in touch?”

Henry then responded in brilliant fashion, saying, "He didn’t text the right number. I’ll get him. You are just actually upset because he’s texting me."

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Van Dijk was not so happy after Villarreal had scored. Image: PA Images
Van Dijk was not so happy after Villarreal had scored. Image: PA Images

Carragher, along with all Liverpool fans, certainly would have gone through all the emotions on Tuesday night, especially when Villarreal went in level in the tie at half time.

They were saved by the introduction of Luis Diaz, and the terrible goalkeeping display by Villarreal's Geronimo Rulli, and it allowed the former Reds' defender to get one over on his other punditry sparring partner Gary Neville.

The Manchester United legend was certainly in his element as the Yellow Submarine went 2-0 up, through Francis Coquelin, taking to Twitter to post pictures of himself enjoying wine.

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By full time however it was Carra who was ruling social media, and trolling his good mate with some excellent reaction photos.

Featured Image Credit: CBS

Topics: Premier League, Champions League, Liverpool, Virgil Van Dijk, Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher

Ryan Sidle
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