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Virgil van Dijk 'worse than Harry Maguire' after more poor defending costs Liverpool goal

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Virgil van Dijk has been labelled "worse than Harry Maguire" after more poor defending saw Liverpool concede against Ajax.The Dutch defender has been criticised by supporters for his performance in Tuesday night's Champions League tie at Anfield, especially for his positioning for Ajax's equaliser.

Mohammed Kudus pulled the visitors level with a powerful strike into the top corner, cancelling out Mohamed Salah's 17th minute opener.Kudus had been able to move away from Van Dijk to find space inside the area before finding the back of the net after the Liverpool defender had failed to close him down effectively.READ MORE: Liverpool fans show respect for Queen as silence is almost impeccably observedFollowing the goal, fans took to social media to criticise Van Dijk, with one tweeting: “Currently Maguire is a better defender than Van Dijk.”Another added: “Van Dijk again ball watching.

No attempt or whatsoever to close the player down. What happened to him, man? I think last year's Premier League and Champions League loss has broken him.

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