Virgil Van Dijk tells Carragher he was not arrogant in EPL win against Leeds

- Virgil Van Dijk has explained that the mistake against Leeds was not intentional

- This comes after Liverpool legend Carragher branded him as arrogant

- Dijk stated that he was only trying to do what was expected of him in the encounter

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Virgil Van Dijk who plays for Premier League side Liverpool as a defender has told the club's legend Jamie Carragher that he is not an arrogant player after win over Leeds United.

Liverpool on Saturday, September 12, labored hard against Premier League returnees Leeds United beating them 4-3 in their first game of the 2020/21 season.

Considering how Liverpool won the Premier League title last season and how they even started, one would have expected a convincing win over Leeds United this time around.

But the encounter was not a bed of rose for Jurgen Klopp and his men as Leeds proved the stuff they are made which helped them got promotion back to the topflight.

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Dijk was solely at fault for the away side's second goal after he lazily failed to clear a long ball into the area at Anfield.

The loose ball was picked up by Leeds striker Patrick Bamford who fired home prompting an immediate response from Carragher who was not happy with such performance.

''That's just too arrogant.

"He tries to flick it around rather than just dealing with it. Maybe that's because it's Leeds United, a new team, and he thinks it's a little bit too easy,'' Jamie explained.

While responding, Dijk stated clearly that he tried to do his best in the game for his club.

"It was one of those situations that can happen.

"I always try to do my best and that's what I did. Unfortunately a goal came from it but I don't worry about that,'' Dijk explained to belN Sports.
Virgil Van Dijk tells Carragher he is not an arrogant player after win against Leeds (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, had reported how Mohamed Salah kicked his Premier League campaign with Liverpool a hat-trick against Leeds United and he has dedicated his goals to ill Egypt teammate Moamen Zakaria.

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Zakaria was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as motor neurone disease and will not play football again.

Salah scored two penalties in the Reds unconvincing 4-3 win against the newly-promoted side at Anfield while Virgil van Dijk was also on the score-sheet.

And after completing his hat-trick from a spot-kick Salah pressed his hands over his ears and stuck his tongue out to emulate Zakaria's celebration.

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