Virgil van Dijk says there was nothing in a heated exchange of words between himself and Jurgen Klopp during the game against Napoli on Sunday evening.
The pair could be seen having a heated discussion mid-game, but Van Dijk says it was nothing unusual, preferring to air his views at the time rather than hold any thoughts back.
The Dutchman says it was nothing for Reds fans to be concerned about, saying the game was frustrating to be involved in, but that he is confident the Reds will improve.
Van Dijk said, i-News: “It was just things… between me and him. It’s not necessary [to go into more detail than that]. Sometimes you have to tell someone the truth, that’s how it is. I think everyone has to communicate with each other.
“[The performance] was quite sloppy at times, but there’s no concerns from my point of view. There’s plenty more to come from the team. At times, we showed promising football as well, and there’s a reason why we are European champions. We have to stay calm.”
Hopefully, those comments should be the end of the matter – both gave their opinions in a normal manner and have now drawn a line under it.
These things normally take place behind closed doors, but were aired in public on this occasion as Lorenzo Insigne ran rings around the Reds’ defence.
Van Dijk and his teammates will hope for a better result against Lyon on Wednesday before the Community Shield takes place on Sunday.