Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has admitted that a misjudgement from keeper Adrian cost them in their Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.
The defending champions were ousted from the competition on aggregate by Atleti at Anfield on Wednesday and according to the Dutch captain, the keeper misjudgment seems to have turned the game.
Speaking to the Mail, Van Dijk said: “Anyone can make a mistake. It happens. But Adrian’s misjudgment seemed to turn the game around.
“I’m not going to say anything about that. You win together, you lose together. Things happen in matches. We lost. That’s tough to take.”
The Reds were 2-0 up against Atlético Madrid and leading on aggregate before a poor clearance resulted in Marcos Llorente levelling the tie on away goals. Llorente was to add another moment later before Alvaro Morata put the game beyond doubt for the hosts.
Liverpool is now expected to miss out on €35m as a result of their premature elimination with their Premier League title in limbo too after FA Chief Greg Clarke said that he does not believe the 2019/20 domestic season can be completed.
Liverpool was slated to take on crosstown rivals Everton on Monday in the Merseyside derby but the game has since been postponed during to the ongoing attack of the coronavirus.