LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has criticised Virgil van Dijk for his finishing against Arsenal.
The two sides played out a 1-1 draw at the Emirates, with Alexandre Lacazette’s equaliser cancelling out a James Milner strike.
Liverpool created countless chances and saw a perfectly good goal from Sadio Mane incorrectly ruled out for offside.
Van Dijk was active in both penalty areas and missed a number of chances, including hitting the post with a header and firing a shot straight at Bernd Leno.
The Dutchman arrived at Anfield in January and hasn’t scored for his new club since netting on his debut in an FA cup win over Everton last season.
“I would have scored three.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
And Klopp was disappointed with his centre-back’s ability in front of goal, suggesting he would have done better himself.
He said: “I saw Virgil van Dijk after the game and he said ‘I should have had a hat-trick.’
“I was not a good football player but I was good at heading and today I would have scored three.”
Liverpool moved temporarily above Manchester City to top the Premier League, with Pep Guardiola’s side in action tomorrow.
And while Klopp was frustrated with the result, he admits Arsenal had enough chances to win the game themselves.
He added: “A point is a good result, Emery can say the same, but we had clear chances.
“When Arsenal chase the game they throw everyone on the pitch which is really cool and we were not as compact as I wanted.
“Our workhorses in midfield, we put too much on their shoulders.
“And it was one time we didn’t close Alex Iwobi and he plays the pass for the goal.
“They had a few chances for sure, it’s a home game for them.
“They are in a good moment.
“We got a point, we deserved a point and we could have had more.
“I don’t feel like we dropped two points.”