Virgil van Dijk attributes Brighton’s leveler to “miscommunication”

A “miscommunication” resulted in the goal that gave Brighton & Hove Albion the equalizer in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at the Amex, according to Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk.


With 15 minutes remaining, Brighton’s skipper Lewis Dunk equalized the score after Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson gave up on the interception and enabled Solly March’s free kick to cross the goal. I’m

“I think Robbo heard a shout and he thought it was Alisson,” Van Dijk said to Sky Sports. “It’s a miscommunication and shouldn’t happen.”


“However, nobody likes to err. Sadly, there was a misunderstanding here that cost us a goal.



The Liverpool player who helped set up Brighton’s goal, though, is not the only one facing criticism today.


In the 20th minute, Roberto De Zerbi’s team took the lead after Simon Adingra stole the ball from Alexis MacAllister in a risky location and beat an unprepared Alisson with a long-range effort.


Van Dijk acknowledged some responsibility for this goal, saying, “It’s not only [Mac Allister losing the ball], it’s me as well, it’s a risky ball.”


However, it goes without saying that we strive to play out from the back. Unfortunately, in football, mistakes like this might occur, and you will be promptly penalized. At the very top, things operate in that manner.


“The way we bounced back was a great reaction and that was very positive.”



Overall, however, the captain was upset that his team was unable to build on taking the lead just before halftime.



Just before halftime, Mohamed Salah scored twice to give Liverpool a 2-1 lead. Van Dijk gushed about his teammate, saying: “He’s a really vital element of the squad, on the pitch and off. He demonstrated that today as well with the two goals. Naturally, it was insufficient to secure the victory.



The Netherlands skipper said that the Reds came to the Amex “to win” after losing in contentious circumstances against Tottenham the previous week.


“I think we had opportunities to do so as well, but in the end [we got] a draw after a difficult game,” he said.


“Overall, I’m still happy of my team, and we’ve been doing a lot of excellent things over the past several weeks. Now that the international break is approaching, we need to stay well. I hope everyone succeeds and returns for a really fascinating pair of games.


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