Van Dijk reveals how he felt after De Bruyne’s free-kick beat Kepa Arrizabalaga

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The game between Chelsea and Manchester City was a game of nerves. For the Blues, it was a good opportunity to maintain a five point gap ahead of Manchester City and also close the gap behind Leicester City to just one point. For Liverpool, they needed City to drop points, so they could secure the Premier League title as soon as possible.

The Blues had gone up in the first half courtesy of a brilliant goal scored by Christian Pulisic, however, a stunning free-kick by Kevin De Bruyne in the second half levelled the scores to make the atmosphere tense.

Willian converted a penalty late on to seal a win for Chelsea that sent fans of Chelsea and Liverpool into ecstasy.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has revealed his joy at the outcome of the game, but also admitted he felt nervous after De Bruyne’s equaliser.

“I don’t get to watch too many games,” van Dijk told BT Sport shortly after the full-time whistle blew at Stamford Bridge.

“But the game, it felt like it was taking ages.

“It was just never-ending.

“When the free kick went in for Kevin [De Bruyne to tie it for City], I was getting more nervous. I haven’t been that nervous in a while. But after that it was just celebration time and we all enjoyed it; we’re all proud of each other.”

On how it felt to become a Premier League winner, the former Southampton star added: “The feeling, I can’t even describe it to be honest.

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