van Dijk happy with Liverpool draw

By SFC Media Sat 19 Nov Saints vs Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk was happy to settle for a share of the spoils against league leaders Liverpool at St Mary’s.

Saints showed their resolute nature once more to preserve a precious point in the second-half.

Liverpool had the best chances to win the game, but Fraser Forster denied both Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino with two fine saves, while Firmino also fired wide after Philippe Coutinho’s incisive through ball.

“I think in a couple of moments we were lucky but we got the clean sheet and it’s a good point at home against a good team,” van Dijk said.

The Dutch international made a superb block to deny returning Saints teammate Sadio Mané in the first period.

And the visitors appeals for a penalty were turned away early in the second period, when Roberto Firmino went down in the box.

Reflecting on that penalty incident, he added: “I don’t care. The referee didn’t give a penalty so it’s play on.

“It’s part of the game that sometimes you get decisions for you and some go against you.

“It was a tough game today so I’m happy with a point but we know we have a lot of things to improve.”

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