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Jamie Carragher blasts 'arrogant' Virgil van Dijk for rare mistake in Liverpool's Premier League opener against Leeds... with Graeme Souness lashing out at defender's 'stinker' to allow equaliser Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been lambasted for his error at Anfield  The 29-year-old's poor touch allowed Leeds ace Patrick Bamford to equalise  Van Dijk had netted before his error as Liverpool battled against the newcomers Mo Salah's hat-trick saw Liverpool clinch the three points in a seven-goal thriller

By Daniel Davis For Mailonline

Published: 18:45 BST, 12 September 2020 | Updated: 19:25 BST, 12 September 2020

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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been heavily criticised for his uncharacteristic error against Leeds on the opening day of the new season.

The usually-reliable 29-year-old was punished for a loose touch on the edge of the hosts' penalty area, and Leeds ace Patrick Bamford capitalised ruthlessly to score the equaliser in the thriller at Anfield.

Former Reds stalwart Jamie Carragher was left particularly frustrated and even sensationally labelled Van Dijk as 'arrogant'.

Virgil van Dijk has been criticised for his mistake that led to Patrick Bamford's goal at Anfield

Virgil van Dijk has been criticised for his mistake that led to Patrick Bamford's goal at Anfield

The Liverpool defender's heavy touch allowed Bamford to squeeze a finish into the far corner

The Liverpool defender's heavy touch allowed Bamford to squeeze a finish into the far corner

Premier League newcomers Leeds threatened to break down Liverpool on several occasions in the opening 45 minutes, with Jack Harrison splitting their backline after a dash from the left flank to score.

Salah had opened the scoring from the penalty spot, although there was a further twist at the home of the champions when Van Dijk failed to deal

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