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Liverpool News: Virgil van Dijk issues warning as opponent forced to apologize



Liverpool News: Virgil van Dijk issues warning as opponent forced to apologize

Jurgen Klopp and co are back after beating Manchester United in a record 7-0 win on Sunday. Liverpool now focus on their four Premier League ambitions and dim Champions League hopes

Liverpool came down to earth after an incredible 7-0 victory over rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
The Reds revolted at Anfield and produced a record result which Jurgen Klopp’s side can use as a springboard for the second half of the season. A place in the Premier League’s top four is still on the cards and thanks to the weekend win, confidence is high at Anfield ahead of the run-in.
On Saturday, Liverpool travel to Bournemouth for an early kick-off and three more points would see the Reds fourth before Tottenham play a few hours later. Next comes the Champions League second leg against Real Madrid, where Klopp and Co. need to come from a three-goal deficit to reach the quarter-finals. Van Dijk sends warning after FIFPRO report

Virgil van Dijk has warned football authorities that the players are not robots following a report which highlighted the added stress elite players are under due to the World Cup in winter. The FIFPRO workload survey found that 54% of footballers surveyed had been injured or were more likely to be injured from the tournament in Qatar, while 44% experienced “extreme or increased physical fatigue” in the following month.
After reaching the quarter-finals with the Netherlands, Van Dijk suffered a hamstring injury in one of Liverpool’s first games. “Unfortunately [the lack of rest before the World Cup] caught up with me,” explained the Reds defender. “My body, I’m not a robot. To be ready for the World Cup, I wanted to play all the games at my club and I succeeded, except for one game.”

Wilson apologizes to Liverpool

Callum Wilson has reluctantly apologized after rejecting Liverpool’s resurgence. After the Reds beat Wilson’s first four chasing Newcastle 2-0 to record back-to-back victories last month, the England international said: ‘You asking me if Liverpool are back? What do you want me to say? They’ve won two games in the last few weeks and as I said, we made them win technically, from our point of view it was a very bad performance.”

Wilson has now reversed him after appearing on the footballer’s soccer podcast. “I’m sorry to say Liverpool are not back,” the 31-year-old said. “They’re back with a bang! All I say at the moment the universe shows otherwise.”

Carragher “very happy” after PSG’s departure

After Paris Saint-Germain were eliminated from the Champions League following a 3-0 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday, Jamie Carragher confessed he was “delighted”. PSG collapsed in the round of 16 for the second consecutive season and Carragher made no secret of his feelings after the match.

“I’m happy PSG are gone,” the Liverpool legend told CBS Sports. “I just don’t like the whole setup, everything about it. It’s not a team, it’s a mess.”

“Five years out of the last seven, they went out in the round of 16. They spent more money than anyone else. They have the best players in the world.

“And that’s great because it shows you how important it is to be a team. It’s very important in football. We like the individuals in a team, but it’s not a team. Kylian Mbappé must leave this club.”

PSG are now set for another stunning season following Marseille’s exit from the Coupe de France last month. They will aim to win Ligue 1 this season, but that may not be enough to save pressured coach Christophe Galtier.

He was only appointed club boss last summer to replace Mauricio Pochettino, who was himself sacked from the hot seat at the Parc des Princes over his lack of success on the European stage.