Liverpool fans want to make Eric Dier an honourary scouser after tackle on Sergio Ramos

Alex Broun 16/10/2018
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Eric Dier cleans up Sergio Ramos in the UEFA Nations League

Liverpool fans have made Eric Dier an honorary scouser after the England man’s scything tackle on Real Madrid centre half Sergio Ramos during the Three Lions 3-2 defeat of Spain in Seville on Monday night.

Other Reds supporters are urging the club to sign the Tottenham holding midfielder.

Ramos of course is still enemy No1 at Anfield after his rugged challenge on Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final last year which saw the Liverpool star leave the field after just 20 minutes.

England produced one of their best performances in recent times, securing a superb a victory over Spain in the UEFA Nations League.

The victory was extra sweet for Liverpool fans, however, thanks to the incident involving Dier and Ramos.

Only 12 minutes were on the clock when Dier flew into the La Furia Roja captain with a crunching tackle in Spain’s penalty area.

Footage shows Ramos clearly taken aback by being dished out some of his own medicine.

The only disappointment for Liverpool fans’ was Dier was harshly booked for the challenge that looked tough but fair. Even Ramos would have applauded it if he had not been the recipient.

Ramos of course received no sanction for his tackle on Salah in Kiev.

Probably even more reason Kopites on Twitter hailed the Tottenham midfielder’s actions. Below you can see some of the best tweets.

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Liverpool team news: Van Dijk will be fit for Huddersfield trip

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Centre half: Virgil van Dijk.

Virgil van Dijk will be fit for Liverpool’s Premier League trip to Huddersfield on Saturday, according to Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman.

The defender, who scored in the 3-0 Nations League win over Germany on Saturday, will miss Netherlands’ friendly with Belgium on Tuesday and there were concerns he was still being troubled by a rib injury he suffered in Liverpool’s win over Southampton last month.

However, Koeman revealed on Monday night that Netherlands had agreed with Liverpool he would only play the first match and would be fine for the weekend.

“Our technical staff have had contact with their technical staff,” Koeman said at a press conference.

“Together we decided that he would only play against Germany. If you get something from a club, you sometimes have to give something back.

“He will be able to play for Liverpool again next week.”

The news on Van Dijk is a welcome boost for Liverpool, who are sweating on the fitness of Mohamed Salah after the striker limped out of Egypt’s 4-1 friendly win over Swaziland with a “muscle strain”.

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Jordan Henderson believes England and Liverpool are missing Adam Lallana

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Adam Lallana hasn't played since March.

Liverpool captain and England midfielder Jordan Henderson believes Adam Lallana has been a big miss for both club and country.

Lallana has not played for Liverpool since March, when he suffered a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace, and his last competitive appearance for England came in June 2017.

He missed the first half of last season with a thigh injury, with the subsequent hamstring complaint emblematic of a career that has been riddled with injuries.

The 30-year-old was named England’s player of the year in 2016, and Henderson believes that if his teammate returns to that form he will be a vital addition to Gareth Southgate’s England side.

“He is such a big talent – not so long ago he was England’s player of the year,” Henderson told reporters.

“He is a massive player. I feel that we have missed him, both with Liverpool and with England.

“It’s exciting for me to know that when he comes back in, he can take us forward even more. He can help us get better and I am excited for Liverpool and England for him to get back playing football and to show everyone what he is capable of.

“There’s not many players that play like Adam. He is unique in that way, how he links the play. He’s so good on the ball, he’s got a great work ethic and he still does the defensive work.

“We have missed him in the sense of what he brings to the team. It would have been a boost to have had him at the World Cup. And for Liverpool too.

“Last season would have been even better for both teams because of the talent that he is.

“But if he stays fit he can be a massive player for us going forward and still have a big impact.”

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