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April 22, 2024
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Liverpool players celebrate League Cup win against Chelsea

Van Dijk applauds his young side’s effort in winning League Cup

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Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk on Sunday said he was immensely proud of the young side who had to fill in for so many of his injured teammates.

Van Dijk scored a late winner against Chelsea to help his side lift the English League Cup on Sunday at the Wembley Stadium in London.

Liverpool were without key players such as Mohammed Salah, Diogo Jota and goalkeeper Alisson for the final.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp fielded a largely second-string team, as the match went into extra time after a goalless 90 minutes.

“It’s emotional, it’s everything, I’m so proud of the boys,” van Dijk told reporters on the pitch as the red half of the Wembley fans celebrated.

“All the young boys playing their part in what we achieved today, it’s incredible. On to more.”

After a lively end-to-end contest in which both sides enjoyed a string of chances, Van Dijk rose to head the winner with two minutes of extra time remaining.

“You should always savour the good moments and this is one of them.

“You should never take these things for granted,” the Netherlands defender said. (Reuters/NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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Edited by Joseph Edeh

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