Virgil van Dijk gives cryptic update on Liverpool future immediately after Netherlands loss

-Credit: (Image: BeIN Sports)
-Credit: (Image: BeIN Sports)

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has admitted he has "no idea" about what the future may hold at both club and international level.

On Wednesday night, the Reds skipper was part of a Netherlands side that were devastatingly dumped out of Euro 2024 by England, with the Dutch losing 2-1 in injury-time. Aston Villa ace Ollie Watkins played the part of super sub for the Three Lions, racing in behind the Dutch defence to fire home from a tight angle past Brighton & Hove Albion's Bart Verbruggen, prompting wild celebrations from England fans.

The clash between the two sides was a rollercoaster of a semi-final, with van Dijk and co taking the lead on seven minutes when Xavi Simons rifled a shot from distance past Jordan Pickford. England skipper Harry Kane then equalised from the spot just over 10 minutes later after being awarded a controversial penalty by VAR following a 'challenge' from Denzel Dumfries.

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But, the interpretation from the majority of football fans was that the VAR spot-kick was never a penalty, and that Kane had actually kicked Dumfries rather than the other way around.

The contest looked to be heading for extra-time only for Watkins to deliver a knock-out blow to the Dutch and van Dijk, both figuratively, and literally. Van Dijk will now take a few weeks off before reporting for pre-season training with Liverpool.

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Virgil van Dijk criticized the Euro 2024 referees
Virgil van Dijk criticized the Euro 2024 referees -Credit:Getty

The Euro 2024 exit will have been a bitter blow for the 33-year-old, who might not appear at a major tournament for the Netherlands again. But perhaps more alarmingly for Liverpool supporters, the Reds captain, who has one year left on his deal on Merseyside, also admitted he would need to think about what he wants "at club level and as an international" following the defeat.

"After such a season, where all sorts of things happened and also such a tournament where all sorts of things happened, where I myself also got all sorts of things thrown at me, then this just hurts," van Dijk told Dutch outlet VI.

"I do everything to win and then it gets emotional at the end, because you know it's over. Especially in the second half, I had the feeling that he would fall on the other side. But Watkins then perhaps gets a bit too much space and he finishes it well.

"I have no idea at the moment (about his future). I will think carefully this summer about what I want at club level and as an international. Then we will go for it again, but first recover from this."