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UEFA Super Cup: Van Dijk Reveals Liverpool’s Problem vs Chelsea

Amuda Segun

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Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has pointed out the problem his team encountered during the UEFA Super Cup clash with rivals Chelsea on Wednesday night.

The Dutch international center-back spoke to reporters after the game as he said that Liverpool afforded Chelsea with too much space during the Super Cup clash which was settled via the penalty shootout.

Liverpool won the 2019 UEFA Super Cup title by beating Premier League rivals Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after Reds goalkeeper Adrian denied Chelsea substitute, Tammy Abraham the goal.

The Reds scored all their five penalties, while Chelsea scored four of their five penalties with Tammy Abraham.

Both teams shared a four-goal thriller at the end of both regulation time and extra time thus leading to the dreaded penalty shootout.

Chelsea took the lead through Olivier Giroud and that strike was the difference between the two sides at the halftime interval.

Liverpool equalized shortly after the resumption of the second half through Sadio Mane.

That was how regulation time ended thus paving the way for extra time.

Mane scored his second goal of the night to give Liverpool a 2-1 lead before Jorginho equalized from the spot to force penalties after Chelsea substitute Tammy Abraham was fouled by Reds goalkeeper Adrian.

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