We have rounded up the latest Liverpool headlines as reaction to yesterday’s win at Newcastle United continues.
Your morning Liverpool headlines on Monday, August 28.
Gary Lineker responds to Virgil van Dijk red card as Gary Neville commentary leaves Liverpool fans fuming.
Gary Lineker has questioned why Virgil van Dijk was shown a straight red card during the first half of Liverpool’s Premier League match with Newcastle United.
The Reds’ centre-back was dismissed John Brooks after a foul on Alexander Isak prevented the Swedish striker from testing Alisson from close range. Replays of this incident showed Van Dijk appeared to make contact with the former Real Sociedad star after winning the ball.
A VAR check to review this decision then followed, though the final decision was taken to stick with the on-field call of the referee. Van Dijk, left in disbelief, made his feelings clear as he left the pitch and was told to head down the tunnel by Jurgen Klopp after continuing his protests with fourth official Craig Pawson.
Weighing in on this controversial call, Lineker tweeted: “Might not be the general consensus but that looked like a very harsh red card to me. Virgil van Dijk clearly got the ball. Maybe my eyes are getting worse in my old age.”
What emotional Virgil van Dijk said to Darwin Nunez in dressing room after extraordinary Liverpool win
Virgil van Dijk couldn’t hide his emotion as he welcomed Darwin Nunez into the away dressing room just moments after his two-goal salvo rescued all three points for Liverpool against Newcastle United.
The Dutchman was sent off during the first half at St James’ Park as he battled for possession with Magpies forward Alexander Isak before tripping the Swede as he went through on goal.
However, the Reds, mainly indebted to the heroics of Alisson Becker, fought to overturn Anthony Gordon’s first-half strike as Nunez, summoned from the bench with 13 minutes of normal time remaining, fired two clinical efforts past Nick Pope to complete an extraordinary turnaround for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
And after the celebrations from Alisson, Nunez and Klopp had finished on the St James’ Park turf, the Uruguayan was greeted by an ecstatic Van Dijk who was waiting outside of Liverpool’s dressing room.