Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk labelled ‘arrogant’ after mistake vs Leeds

Jamie Carragher took aim at Virgil van Dijk after his first-half performance for Liverpool against Leeds.

The Dutchman found the net at one end, heading home an Andy Robertson corner to make it 2-1 to the Reds in the opening stages.

But moments later Van Dijk failed to clear a ball over the top at the other end, nonchalantly trying to flick it to Robertson out wide.

Leeds striker Patrick Bamford pounced, picking up the ball and sending it beyond Alisson to equalise for the home side.

And Carragher labelled the action 'arrogant' as he criticised Liverpool's defending in the opening stages.

"It's a brilliant game," he said on Sky Sports.

"I said hopefully after 17 minutes we'd get 90 minutes of this. This could be 7-7 at the end of the game.

"Alisson is not happy, he gets between the centre-backs there. Virgil van Dijk, that's just too arrogant.

"Just tries to flick it round the corner to Andy Robertson instead of dealing with it.

"Maybe that comes with the fact it's Leeds, new team, maybe takes it a little bit too easy.

"But I'll tell you what, Patrick Bamford, he's had one chance through on goal, he's been given a gift by that man.

"Two chances, one goal, he'll take that if he continues like that this season."

And Carragher was also critical of Michael Oliver's decision to award Liverpool a penalty in the opening minutes after the ball deflected off Robin Koch's knee onto his arm.

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"That's harsh. It's took a deflection so unless Michael Oliver hasn't seen that," he said to Martin Tyler.

"I think that would be extremely harsh. I can't see how that can be given as a penalty.

"I can't believe that if I'm being honest.

"I know the new handball rules have changed Martin, where it hits you on the arm."

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