Van Dijk apology and more Calafiori transfer talk – Latest Liverpool FC News

Virgil van Dijk has shouldered the blame for the Netherlands’ recent defeat, while Liverpool have again been linked with a player shining at Euro 2024.


Van Dijk takes responsibility for Netherlands loss

Van Dijk was a long way from his best on Tuesday, arguably being at fault for at least one of Austria’s goals in their 3-2 win over the Netherlands.

Speaking in a press conference on Friday, the Liverpool skipper blamed himself for a poor result.

“It goes without saying that I have to take responsibility now,” Van Dijk told reporters.

“We have spoken a lot in the last 48 hours and some harsh words have been spoken.

“That is of course necessary, because some things have certainly happened. I feel like it helped, but it’s really time to show that.

“It makes perfect sense. I’m going to work on that too. I blame myself too. I’m not crazy, I know when things need to be improved. That’s what I’m working on. That is the basis for getting better.”


6 other things today: Calafiori linked & Trent omission

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - Sunday, June 16, 2024: England's Trent Alexander-Arnold (R) shakes hands with head coach Gareth Southgate as he walks to the bench as he is substituted during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group C match between Serbia and England at the Arena AufSchalke. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Riccardo Calafiori is wanted by Liverpool this summer, but sources in England and Italy have revealed interest in the Bologna centre-back from seven other clubs
  • Liverpool have been boosted by a claim that young Chelsea attacking midfielder Ryan McAidoo has opted to join the Reds over Arsenal
  • Wayne Rooney has backed Joe Gomez to solve England’s issue at left-back – Kieran Trippier hasn’t offered enough there
  • Jamie Carragher has revealed how Jurgen Klopp was left “surprised” after his only game under the Liverpool manager


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2XDNMR7 Uruguay's Darwin Nunez celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal against Panama during a Copa America Group C soccer match in Miami Gardens, Fla, Sunday, June 23, 2024.(AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

  • Darwin Nunez scored in his seventh match in a row for Uruguay as they thrashed Bolivia 5-0 at Copa America (TIA)

  • Conor Coady has joked about how Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson “man-marked” Jude Bellingham during the 2022 World Cup – as they tried to convince him to join (BBC 5 Live Sport)


Other chat from elsewhere

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 28, 2021: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah looks dejected as Leicester City's Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (L) looks on after the FA Premier League match between Leicester City FC and Liverpool FC at the King Power Stadium. Leicester City won 1-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Chelsea are reportedly holding talks with Leicester over a summer move for midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall – which is, of course, not at all PSR related (Telegraph)

  • PSG defensive midfielder Manuel Ugarte is being ‘closely followed’ by Man United this summer, having been linked with Liverpool in the past (ESPN Uruguay)

  • West Ham have opened talks to sign Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters, with a swap deal involving Flynn Downes a possibility (BBC Sport)


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Jamie Webster has enjoyed a meteoric rise, and prior to Klopp’s final game as Liverpool manager he gave a great rendition of the Van Dijk song – helped by the supporters.

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