‘No one knows’ – van Dijk confused by officiating after West Ham loss

Sun 07 November 2021 | 21:46

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been left confused over inconsistent rules after his side’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham on Sunday.


suffered their first defeat of the season and saw their unbeaten run of 25 games in all competitions end against

West Ham United


David Moyes

’ side opened the scoring after five minutes when

Pablo Fornals

sent a corner in and Alisson punched the ball into his own goal as he was under pressure from

Angelo Ogbonna



claimed Alisson was fouled, but despite a lot of protest from Liverpool players, VAR determined that the goal would stand and there was no foul.

Speaking after the game,

Van Dijk

questioned the refereeing standard and was left confused by the refereeing decisions.

"Listen, the goal counts, it stands,"

Van Dijk

responded to

Sky Sports

after the game


"I don't know exactly what happens but I saw the whole time that Ali was being man-marked and stuff, so with the rules nowadays no one knows exactly what is allowed, yes or no, sometimes they give it and sometimes they don't and today counts.

"But what I said, there was nothing wrong. Even after that we still had almost the whole game to come back from it, but obviously we were disappointed to come 1-0 down."

Asked whether Liverpool could do more to protect Alisson from set-pieces, the center-back responded

: "Obviously you can’t because the striker in this case was standing next to him, so you can't push him away because they might give a penalty, so it's just on the officials to see if it’s a foul, yes or no.

"It could have been a foul but what can you do now after the game? You can't change it and what I said, we still had the whole game to come back."

source: SportMob

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