Liverpool misplaced 4-5 on penalties to Arsenal regardless of bossing the sport.© AFP
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has mentioned that the membership mustn’t ”panic” after struggling a defeat within the Group Defend conflict in opposition to Arsenal, stressing that penalty shootouts are similar to a ”lottery”. Arsenal defeated Liverpool 5-Four on penalties to win the Group Defend on the Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The traditional 90 minutes motion had resulted in a 1-1 draw, and in consequence, the match went right into a penalty shootout.
“Throughout the entire sport, we performed properly, dominated, pressed them properly, and created many possibilities. Clearly ultimately penalties is only a lottery and something can occur,” the membership”s official web site quoted Van Dijk as saying.
“We’re dissatisfied however now we have to maneuver on. Final yr we misplaced on penalties as properly and we gained the league so we should not panic, however clearly we wished to win as we speak,” he added.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had struck the opening purpose within the 12th minute of the match. Liverpool pressed arduous within the second half, and at last, their efforts paid off within the 73rd minute as Takumi Minamino bought the equaliser for the facet, bringing the scoreline to 1-1.
FA Group Defend is an annual soccer match performed between the winners of the earlier season’s Premier League winner and the earlier season’s FA Cup winners.
Liverpool had gained the 2019-20 Premier League title whereas Arsenal had gained the FA Cup after defeating Chelsea within the last.
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