Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk has claimed he’s disappointed not to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Liverpool raced into a two-goal lead through strikes by Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah but the Blues equalised before half-time as Mateo Kovacic converted a stunning volley and Christian Pulisic then broke through to send a finish beyond Caoimhin Kelleher.
Van Dijk believes Liverpool should have gone on to win the game at Stamford Bridge.
When asked by Liverpool’s official website if Liverpool ‘let it slip’ today having been 2-0 up, Van Dijk responded: “Yeah obviously if you are 2-0 up you don’t want to concede that close to half-time and give them the momentum to get back into the game.
“Unfortunately, it happened. A fantastic strike [by Kovacic], you have to give him credit for that. And obviously that gives them, like I said already, momentum.
“They scored the second goal with a good feeling into the break. Obviously we tried not to panic, created fantastic moments still in the second half, even when we were at times under pressure.
“I think for the outside world it was quite a good game to watch, but we came here for three points and unfortunately we didn’t get it.”
He added: “They have an amazing team but so have we. I always had a feeling – we were under pressure at times but we defended well as a team I think, didn’t give big chances away – that we could have scored maybe the 3-2 in the end.
“But unfortunately it didn’t happen, we take one point and we have to build on this again after the disappointment that we had last week. That’s what we should do.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic regrets not scoring against Liverpool when he had just the Liverpool goalkeeper to beat with the score still goalless.
Pulisic said: “It felt like we were playing extremely well even when they scored two goals, it was unfortunate.
“I had chance early on I wish I could have finished, it could have changed the game. but we showed good fight to get back in the game.”