Van Dijk, widely regarded as one of Europe’s best defenders, also gave away a penalty for Liverpool against Manchester City on Sunday, but Riyad Mahrez sent his spot-kick over the bar.
“I told Virgil within 30 seconds of the end of the game against France what I thought,” he said.
“I know him so well – and that means I know where all his little faults are.
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) October 8, 2018
“Virgil has to improve, not a lot, but sometimes he is a little too laid back. That needs to change.
“And, particularly in Van Dijk’s case, because of the strength and power he has he is too laid back.”