Supporters were quick to criticise Virgil van Dijk after his first-half performance against Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta’s side has torn Liverpool apart in devastating fashion as they lead 2-1 after the first 45 minutes at Anfield, although Jurgen Klopp’s side has gone up a gear in the last few minutes.
The Gunners broke the deadlock thanks to a smart finish from Gabriel Martinelli who poked the ball past the onrushing Alisson.
Gabriel Jesus then doubled his side’s lead with a fantastic header before Liverpool pulled one back through Mohamed Salah.
Fans were quick to point the finger at the defending of Van Dijk for both goals.
Virgil Van Dijk’s drop off is actually insane. People were comparing him to Terry, Kompany, Rio and Vidić. pic.twitter.com/C8JfGjtiSg
— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) April 9, 2023
Virgil Van Dijk assisting… Gabriel Martinelli 🥴
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 9, 2023
Virgil van Dijk the most overrated central defender in the Premier League ever!
— Suhail (@SuhailChowdhary) April 9, 2023
The worst half-hour of Virgil van Dijk’s Liverpool career by some distance.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) April 9, 2023