“What are you looking at fool!” Mac Allister and Mo Salah are driving Virgil van Dijk ‘crazy’ using Lionel Messi’s iconic one-liner

Alexis Mac Allister and Mohamed Salah have made sure that Virgil van Dijk doesn't forget the quarter-final loss to Lionel Messi's Argentina.


“What are you looking at fool!” Mac Allister and Mo Salah are driving Virgil van Dijk ‘crazy’ using Lionel Messi’s iconic one-liner

Alexis Mac Allister has been driving Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk 'crazy' using Lionel Messi's infamous one-liner (Via X/@AnfieldHQ & VirgilvDijk)

Argentina faced Netherlands on their way to the final of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The game which proved to be one of the most entertaining fixtures of the competition also saw the referee hand out 18 cards! A late comeback from the Dutch forced the game to penalties, where Argentina eventually came out victorious. Lionel Messi was involved in a heated ‘clash’ of words with Wout Weghorst, where he infamously called him a ‘fool’.

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Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister was part of the squad that faced the Netherlands and happens to be a player for Liverpool. As per reports, club captain Virgil van Dijk is reminded of the defeat and driven ‘crazy’ by his teammates to this day! Messi’s angry outburst at Weghorst saw him say, “Anda Pa Alla Bobo!“, which translates to ‘What are you looking at fool!‘. Mac Allister revealed in a recent video that he constantly reminds his club captain of the incident.

Me and Salah are saying 'Anda Pa Alla Bobo' (What are you looking at fool) to Van Dijk all day long. We're driving him crazy and we also do it amongst ourselves
Alexis Mac Allister said on DS Sports’ ‘Can Pass’ programme

Messi went viral for his reaction as Weghorst came up to shake his hand during a post-match interview at the World Cup. The clip has also been included in the Netflix documentary ‘Captains of the World’.

Nottingham Forest, Alisson’s injury and a potential quadruple on the line for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp‘s final season at Anfield is shaping up to be a historic one. The German has announced his decision to leave the club at the end of the season, and Liverpool are preparing to give him the best farewell gift possible. The Reds secured their first title of the season against Chelsea, beating them by a single goal in the Carabao Cup final. However, Klopp insisted that his boys are not thinking of the quadruple yet.

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Jurgen Klopp and Alisson Becker
Jurgen Klopp now has to deal with yet another injury – Alisson Becker (Via X/@brfootball & AnfieldHQ)

You doing think about these things for even one second. It’s not important. What’s important is that we get through these situations successfully.

Jurgen Klopp said

However, many believe that his side’s title hopes have been handed a significant blow in the light of Alisson Becker‘s recent injury. Klopp admitted that his injury was not a short one and was ‘rather serious’.

The Reds are up against Nottingham Forest in the league on Saturday, and a win will see them go four points clear of the defending champions. Liverpool are in for a tough set of games in March, as they face Manchester City, Manchester United and Brighton in the space of 3 weeks. With Klopp entering his final months at Anfield, fans are fingers crossed for a farewell quadruple.

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