Piers Morgan has once again responded to Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk after the pair exchanged tweets on Monday night.
After van Dijk joked that Cristiano Ronaldo was not really a rival for the Ballon d’Or in an interview with a Dutch television channel, Morgan bizarrely struck out at the Liverpool star on Twitter.
“No. Cristiano is a far greater player, you’re not in his league,” the journalist and television presenter said.
Van Dijk responded shortly after finishing second behind Lionel Messi in Monday night’s ceremony, saying: “Hi Piers, if you don’t jump on the social media bandwagon and would listen to the whole interview then you would know I made a joke, and only got respect for those two (Ronaldo and Messi).”
Fans understandably loved their number four’s response – his tweet has since racked up almost 20,000 more likes than Morgan’s original jibe – and the Arsenal fan has now issued a somewhat gracious response.
Clearly one to know when he is beat, Morgan admits it was a “good tackle” from van Dijk, although a quick look through the replies tells you fans feel he is just protecting himself for the chance of a future interview with the Liverpool colossus.
Liverpool fans, what did you make of van Dijk’s bizarre back-and-forth with Morgan on Monday night?
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