Van Dyck was asked to address Mohamed Salah after the disappointing exit in front of SenegalVan Dyck was surprised and said, “Did he lose?”
After being told of the result, Van Dijk said: “Well, of course I feel sorry for Mo (Salah) and for Egypt, but football sometimes is like that.”
He added: “I’m sure he will turn disappointment into success for the rest of the season. We still have everything to play for (at Liverpool), so there are still a lot of things to achieve. As for Sadio (Mane), I wish him all the best. Good luck, and if he is in our group (in the World Cup), he will need that success.”
It is noteworthy that Van Dijk and the Netherlands national team reached the 2022 World Cup early, after topping their group in the European qualifiers.