Van Dijk says Kane dived

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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has accused Spurs striker Harry Kane of taking a dive to get a penalty in the 2-2 draw on Sunday.


The England international went down after leaving a leg out to make contact with goalkeeper Loris Karius and was awarded a spot kick by referee Jon Moss.

This angered Liverpool for multiple reasons, as the England international was seen to be offside when receiving the ball and has been accused of engineering the contact.

Kane went on to miss the penalty, which would have put his side 2-1 ahead, before seeing Mohamed Salah score his second to give Liverpool a 2-1 lead – which didn’t last very long as Spurs were awarded a second spot kick when Van Dijk was deemed to have fouled Erik Lamela.

But the Dutchman pointed the finger at Kane, rather than the Argentine winger, as he accused the striker of cheating to gain an advantage.


“You see him diving clearly.” he said.

The twenty-five year old forward responded by saying that he wasn’t going to turn down the invitation to win his side a penalty in the closely fought encounter.

“I felt contact and I went down. I’m not going to jump out of the way because it’s football.” he said on Monday.

And Kane thought that the second penalty “was a penalty” after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp intimated his anger at the decision being given.

“I thought the linesman showed amazing character to give because a lot happened for the first one so to give that penalty was massive – and it was a penalty.” he added.

It doesn’t look like this one is going to be settled any time soon, with each side believing they are in the right.


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