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Liverpool defender Van Dijk: Leicester deserved win; we were poor in last third

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says they weren't good enough in attack for defeat at Leicester City on Tuesday night.

Kasper Schmeichel denied Mohamed Salah from the penalty spot before Leicester's winner came from Ademola Lookman's penalty.

Van Dijk said, "I think they deserved the win but that was obviously also down to us. I think we were poor in the last third. A lot of crosses they defended well. Overall, not a good performance. They didn't create much but looked dangerous on the break which they are good at. Credit to them. We have to look at ourselves and improve, which we will do. It's part of football.

"We will keep trying until the very end. We created good chances but unfortunately today wasn't the day it went in the back of the net. Penalty miss, which happens. But it's disappointing.

"Obviously you don't want to concede at all. We let [Ademola Lookman] get into space and unfortunately the goal went in. But we had moments we reacted and created chances to do better. You have to give them credit as well.

"What can we say? We're in December. The season is so, so long. Anything can happen. You have seen it with Covid and injuries - lots of things can change. There's no point looking at [Manchester City] or Chelsea or the other teams around us. We should look at our performance today and improve. We all wanted to do better. That's a fact. We weren't good enough and they deserved the win."


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