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Virgil Van Dijk Went Alpha Mode When Antonio Rudiger Squared Up To Him - Fabinho Couldn't Stop Laughing

Virgil Van Dijk Went Alpha Mode When Antonio Rudiger Squared Up To Him - Fabinho Couldn't Stop Laughing

Van Dijk was completely unfazed.

Virgil van Dijk completely blanked Antonio Rudiger when the Chelsea man tried to square up to him - and it had Liverpool teammate Fabinho laughing.

Liverpool were crowned League Cup champions for a ninth time on Sunday evening after defeating the Blues at Wembley.

The game was a thrilling spectacle and both sides gave it their all, which naturally means tensions started to rise.

Rudiger took issue with Naby Keita's arm catching Mason Mount in the face during the first half and he was quick to get in referee Stuart Attwell's face.

Van Dijk came running over to defend Keita and that annoyed Rudiger, who kept trying to shove the Dutchman away.

Every time Rudiger pushed van Dijk to get a reaction, he ignored it and kept his eyes focused on Attwell.

Rudiger then turned around to Fabinho who had a massive grin on his face.

There's a reason van Dijk is one of the most composed defenders in world football.

Fans have reacted to the incident and they think it could be one of the funniest moments of the game.


One commented: "Embarrassing for him. Man was trying so hard for a reaction and didn’t get it."

Another said: "You can tell it hurt his masculinity coz he started trying it with Fabinho after and then proceeded to get laughed at."

A third added: "Rudiger wants to chill with the big boys VVD gave him nothing."

While someone put: "Looks like VVD don’t know who tf Rudiger is, in tears."

The game ended 0-0 after 120 minutes of action and was settled 11-10 in the penalty shootout in favour of Liverpool.

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga replaced Edouard Mendy for the shootout and failed to save a single spot kick, before blazing his over the bar to give Liverpool the win.

It's the fifth major trophy manager Jurgen Klopp has won with Liverpool since taking over in 2015.


When asked about the result, he told the club's official website: "Our fans were obviously quite happy about the whole thing tonight, the atmosphere was outstanding, I really loved it.

"And after the game it was nice to celebrate with the people after a long time without having any reason to celebrate something, or not the opportunity to celebrate something. So, I’m really happy about the whole thing."

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Carabao Cup, Liverpool, Chelsea, Virgil Van Dijk, Antonio Rudiger