Virgil van Dijk walked away from interview due to Erling Haaland

Former Norway star Jan Aage Fjortoft claims Virgil van Dijk walked away from their interview due to Erling Haaland.

Erling Haaland started on the bench as RB Salzburg headed to Liverpool in October 2019, but came off to score as his side notched three times.

The young forward was a handful for a Liverpool back four that included Van Dijk.

And now, Fjortoft has claimed that after that match, Van Dijk left his interview when asked about Haaland.

“The first time I saw him [Haaland] live was at Anfield when he came on and I was amazed that this young kid created so much space. He scored one goal but he could have had three or four - he was unbelievable.

“I was amazed how he created space and how I define that is how his runs are wise and experienced. “After the game, I interviewed Van Dijk, who I always like to interview because he is a gentleman, and I said ‘I have to ask you about the Norwegian, Erling Haland’ and he just said: ‘Well, we won the game’. So I said ‘Yes, but what do you think about him?’.

“Van Dijk said: ‘I didn’t see a lot of him’ and he was a bit angry because there was some mistakes done and I said ‘It’s a good sign for a striker when a defender says he didn’t see him!’ - and then he just went away.”

Haaland and Van Dijk will clash again on Sunday at Anfield and the Dutchman is in danger of losing a long-standing record.

Van Dijk has never lost a league game for Liverpool at Anfield, but that could very well change this weekend.

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Josh Barker

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