Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk revealed that his coach, Jurgen Klopp, had shouted at him many times, while the Dutch star was trying not to attack the German coach in those moments.
Speaking to Gary Neville on “The Overlap Xtra”, Van Dyck said: “Not at me although I feel like yelling at someone might be disrespectful but when there’s a need he’ll definitely do it, but he yells a lot.”
He continued, “What I love is that someone is doing it because someone really cares about you and wants to make sure the situation improves or makes you more acute. So I’m really enjoying it in a way and that helps me personally.”
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When asked if there was a particular moment Klopp yelled at him this season, Van Dijk said: “When we played against Fulham at the start of the season, in the last five minutes.”
He concluded: “I was trying to be more direct and he was yelling at me that we should play a little more. I know he was yelling from the side so I wasn’t looking at him or trying to hit him because I knew for a fact that he was going to chase me.”
It is worth noting that the Liverpool team is preparing to face Ajax on Wednesday in the Netherlands, in the fifth round of the group stage of the Champions League.