Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool got what they deserved in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal.

The Dutchman’s horrendous back-pass in the first-half allowed Alexandre Lacazette to score an equaliser following Sadio Mane’s opener.

Alisson’s mistake then gifted Arsenal the victory, and van Dijk admits the Reds only had themselves to blame.

He told Sky Sports: “Obviously the goals we gave as a present. Until their first goal it was totally us. We dominated. We gave them two goals, but then it is difficult to come back.

“If you give goals away, like I did today, you get what you deserve. The goals shouldn’t happen, but until then there was nothing wrong. It happens in football sometimes and you have to deal with it. Unfortunately today, we had to deal with it twice! I take the blame for it. We move on. We wanted to win the game, but we can’t change the fact.

“We will try to win the last two games, but we have had a fantastic season already. Getting the trophy will be a dream come true. Tonight is disappointment and that is in my head, and sometimes you can be the villain, but we move on.”