STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

'Shootouts like 'lottery': Virgil van Dijk urges Liverpool not to 'panic' after Community Shield defeat

Arsenal had defeated Liverpool 5-4 on penalties to win the Community Shield on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium.

Published: 30th August 2020 05:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2020 05:03 PM   |  A+A-

virgil van

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk stretches himself during a warmup session. (Photo | AP)

By ANI

LONDON: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk has said that the club should not 'panic' after suffering a defeat in the Community Shield clash against Arsenal, stressing that penalty shootouts are just like a 'lottery'.

Arsenal defeated Liverpool 5-4 on penalties to win the Community Shield on Saturday here at the Wembley Stadium. The normal 90 minutes action had ended in a 1-1 draw, and as a result, the match went into a penalty shootout.

MATCH REPORT | Community Shield: Aubameyang seals Arsenal win vs Liverpool

"During the whole game, we played well, dominated, pressed them well, and created many chances. Obviously in the end penalties is just a lottery and anything can happen," the club's official website quoted Van Dijk as saying.

"We are disappointed but we have to move on. Last year we lost on penalties as well and we won the league so we shouldn't panic, but obviously we wanted to win today," he added.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had struck the opening goal in the 12th minute of the match. Liverpool pressed hard in the second half, and finally, their efforts paid off in the 73rd minute as Takumi Minamino got the equaliser for the side, bringing the scoreline to 1-1.

FA Community Shield is an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League winner and the previous season's FA Cup winners.

Liverpool had won the 2019-20 Premier League title while Arsenal had won the FA Cup after defeating Chelsea in the final. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp