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RB Leipzig left-back Angelino: No surprise Liverpool struggling without Van Dijk

RB Leipzig left-back Angelino says Liverpool have struggled without Virgil Van Dijk ahead of the second leg of their Champions League tie.

The Reds possess 2-0 aggregate lead, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scoring both away goals.

But Jurgen Klopp's side have suffered a freefall in the Premier League.

"Obviously, [Van Dijk] was very important for them at the back. He was so strong. In the end, they don't have many changes. They have their very strong eleven," the former Manchester City man said.

"They did not win the Champions League and the Premier League for nothing. You cannot be perfect all the time but they have an unbelievable team, great qualities. Great quality up front and when they have Van Dijk at the back, he is unbelievable.

"But every team has their ups and their downs. They can beat anyone when they have their day and everybody is fit so you just have to be very focused and stick to the plan.

"Individually they have great players and for sure they will compete again and get back to their best. Hopefully not in their next match against us. They can wait a little bit longer."


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