Virgil van Dijk couldn’t hide his delight after hearing Manchester United’s defeat. (LFCTV)Virgil van Dijk couldn’t hide his delight after hearing about Manchester United‘s defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho‘s side were beaten 1-0 at St James’ Park, which gave Liverpool the opportunity to close the gap on second place.
And Jurgen Klopp’s side seized their chance as goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah sealed a 2-0 win over Southampton.
The victory means Liverpool are now only two points behind United, and Klopp’s side could potentially overtake their rivals with a win at Old Trafford next month.
Van Dijk, however, had not known United’s latest setback before he faced his former club in Sunday’s final Premier League fixture.
And when told about the result after Liverpool’s win, the Dutch centre-back looked pretty pleased.
VAN DIJK’S INTERVIEW
Interviewer: Were you aware of Manchester United’s result, did that put any added pressure on getting three points today?
Van Dijk: What did they do?
Interviewer: They got beat.
Van Dijk: Did they? Oh… unlucky. I didn’t know, it’s good for us, obviously.
Van Dijk’s interview clearly went down with Liverpool fans, who couldn’t get enough of the defender’s reaction to United’s loss at St James’ Park.
Just seen VVD reaction when he found out united lost. Absolutely epic, I love him just for that 😂👌— liana busby (@libuzbusby) February 11, 2018
@AnfieldEdition @adamgottalent The spirit of Lucas lives on!— VorsprungdurchJürgen (@happydobbin44) February 11, 2018
Vvd unlucky > lucas unlucky
#LFC— My Surname is Khan™ (@ejaz_k) February 12, 2018
VVD being smug is my fave thing, the smirks when he was booed today, laughing when he turned into a left winger for… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…— n (@heytaarnold) February 11, 2018
Vvd unlucky scum lost 😆😆😆— mighty kopites 1892 (@AFGHAN1972) February 11, 2018
That video of Van Dijk when he finds out Man U lost is the best thing ever 😂😂😂😂😂 “unluckaaaay”— Rebecca (@rebecca_Jxx) February 12, 2018
@AnfieldEdition HAHAHAHA— TMS” 🇪🇬 (@TikkaMohSalah) February 11, 2018
@AnfieldEdition Laddddd— 🔴🇫🇮 (@PaceManMane) February 11, 2018
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