Virgil van Dijk has made a comment on Thiago Alcantara giving away a penalty on his Liverpool debut. The Spanish international brought down Timo Werner in the second-half which led to a penalty.
The latter was, fortunately, saved by Alisson. And speaking about his new teammate’s display, van Dijk revealed Thiago was a bit unlucky to be penalized for making such a tackle.
The Dutch defender said: “It was a good performance overall. It’s not nice to give a penalty away and it was bit unlucky from Thiago [Alcantara], I think. But overall we dominated.
“Obviously the red card helps a little bit, we can’t deny that, but even before that we created moments of danger and we were very concentrated and very ready to get the good result.”
Despite the incident with Werner, Thiago has shown an impressive game on his debut as he broke a Premier League record of 2003 having completed 75 passes in his 45-minute appearance.