Van Dijk claims Liverpool completely controlled victory over Arsenal

Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool were in complete control against Arsenal on Thursday night.

The Reds claimed a 2-0 victory at the Emirates to book their place in the Carabao Cup final.

Van Dijk told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I don’t feel like it is a statement but it was a good performance and have shown it throughout the season. We played very well, controlled the game and stayed calm and cool. We survived the storm especially with the fans behind them. Totally deserve going to Wembley.

“Diogo Jota is already a fantastic player, the numbers speak for themselves. He is very important, he has shown it from last year and a difficult striker/winger to play against. I know it from training. He has stepped up tonight again.

“He took the second goal fanatically well, a great ball form Trent Alexander-Arnold and it put relief in the team. If it was 1-0 in the last 10 minutes it might have been tricky. We controlled the game overall and did not have massive chances.

“I am definitely looking forward to it (Wembley), a chance to get a trophy and we will give everything we have when we are there. There are still so many games in between and the focus will be on it on the week to the game.”

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