Van Dijk: ‘Only one team trying to win’ in Man United draw

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk has said there was ‘only one team trying to win’ following the club’s goalless draw with Manchester United.

Liverpool missed the chance to move back to the top of the Premier League after a 0-0 draw at home to their fierce rivals, with an injury-hit Manchester United side frustrating the Reds at Anfield.


Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated the possession and had 34 shots – a league high in a Premier League game so far this season – but lacked quality in the final third, creating an xG of just 2.35 from those efforts on goal.

Van Dijk admits his side were frustrated after dropping points on home soil for the first time this season.

“100%. If you see how we played the game, we had most of the ball and created some opportunities. There was only one team trying to win the game,” the Dutchman said to Sky Sports.

“We want to win every game of course and that is why it is frustrating. Sometimes we shot too easy and could have passed on the overlap. The right decision was sometimes lacking.

“We carry on of course but it is frustrating because we were superior in all aspects. In the end they are buzzing with a point and we are disappointed with a point.

“Obviously they are not in the best phase. Coming here you are wary of the threat we have. We should have won it today. We have to learn from certain situations and I know we will.

“Last year we didn’t come in with a good feeling towards the Manchester United game but we won the game convincingly, but last year doesn’t count now.”

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