Liverpool fans hail Virgil van Dijk for his tackle on Kylian Mbappe in Netherlands’ defeat to France - football

Liverpool fans hail Virgil van Dijk for his tackle on Kylian Mbappe in Netherlands’ defeat to France



Virgil van Dijk went head-to-head with Kylian Mbappe. (BPI/REX)
Liverpool fans were full of praise for Virgil van Dijk for getting the better of Kylian Mbappe in Netherlands’ clash with France on Sunday evening.
The Dutch were beaten 2-1 by the World Cup holders as Mbappe and Olivier Giroud found the net in their opening Nations League group game.
But there was one key moment in the second half which provided an exciting preview of what could be in store when Liverpool face Pairs Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stage this season.
With just over 11 minutes remaining, Mbappe was played through on goal by Paul Pogba and had plenty of space to beat Van Dijk in a one-on-one duel.
But the Liverpool centre-back showed exactly why he is considered one of the best defenders in the Premier League as he read Mbappe’s every move before dispossessing the 19-year-old with an excellent sliding block.
Virgil Van Dijk 1 on 1 with Mbapp
World class tackle ???#LFC
pic.twitter.com/qOiF0mNAXc
— SCARFACE (@LFC_LION) September 9, 2018

The moment did not go unnoticed by Liverpool fans, who showered praise on their 75 million signing.
If this France Holland game was in world cup that Virgil Van Dijk tackle on Mbappe would have been a Bobby Moore mo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?—
Andy Haran (@andyharan9) September 09, 2018
What a match form the Netherlands🔥🔥🔥🔥 van dijk put mbappe in his pocket hahaha 😭#FRANED ...
source: metro-liverpool
URL source: http://metro.co.uk/tag/liverpool-fc/

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