Angry Virgil van Dijk pushes gatecrashing fan away during Netherlands interview

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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was not happy as a supporter attempted to gatecrash his interview after the Netherlands' 1-1 draw with Norway, barging the intruder to one side to finish his answer.

The World Cup qualifying tie saw two of the game's titans go head-to-head, as Van Dijk came face-to-face with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

Haaland got the better of the towering centre-half midway through the first-half, capitalising on some slack defending to give Norway an early lead.

But the hosts couldn't hold onto their advantage and former Everton man Davy Klaassen hit back 16 minutes later to ensure a share of the points.

The result meant the Netherlands and Norway both missed out on the chance to leapfrog Group G leaders Turkey, who drew 2-2 with Montenegro.

Van Dijk, playing his fourth competitive game since his return from a long-term injury lay-off, was in the thick of the action throughout the evening.

At one stage, the towering centre-half appeared to have a dislocated finger put back into place in stomach-churning scenes just after half-time.

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Taking into account such a frustrating night, it is perhaps no surprise that Van Dijk had little time for an overexcited fan who made his way onto the pitch and gatecrashed his TV interview after full-time.

The 30-year-old took one look at the phone-holding selfie-seeker and pushed him away with one hand, looking visibly unimpressed as he did so.

Van Dijk and the Netherlands will hope to get back to winning ways this weekend when they take on Montenegro at Eindhoven’s Philips Stadion.

Both sides are locked on seven points in Group G, so the match could go a long way to determining who qualifies automatically for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Norway, meanwhile, will be expected to strengthen their own qualification bid as they travel to face second-bottom Latvia in Riga.

  • Virgil van Dijk
  • World Cup
  • Liverpool FC
  • Premier League

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