With title rivals Man City playing in the FA Cup quarter-finals against Swansea City yesterday, Jurgen Klopp’s men had the opportunity to go into the international break top of the Premier League with a win at Craven Cottage.
They looked on course to do exactly that when Sadio Mane put the Reds in front in the first-half.
But former Liverpool favourite Ryan Babel leveled things on 74 minutes, after, well, some pretty shabby defending all round.
It looked as though both van Dijk and Alisson were most at fault, but after the match James Milner also took his brunt of the blame after blazing the ball into the sky in the build-up.
Van Dijk also responded to the reporter who suggested that the bad weather played a part in the goal, and his response was classy.
“I’m not giving excuses, it is what it is”
Virgil van Dijk on the mistake that led to Ryan Babel's goal:— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 17, 2019
"I'm not giving excuses, it is what it is" pic.twitter.com/FW2OVQxdRv
Only Virgil van Dijk could make an inexplicable error for us but watching him talk about it in the post-match interview make him even more of a hero.— Don Kopleone (@donkopleone) March 17, 2019
I love the big man Van Dijk fronting up for an interview after he effed up #LFC— Leon Da Don (@SirLeonP) March 17, 2019
Classy interview from Milner & Van Dijk— Hamza (@hxmzaliy) March 17, 2019