Fans left in awe of Hwang Hee-Chan as Salzburg forward ‘sends Virgil van Dijk back to Southampton’ with brilliant piece of skill before scoring at Anfield
- Hwang Hee-Chan produced excellent piece of skill before scoring vs Liverpool
- The Red Bull Salzburg defender succeeded in bamboozling Virgil van Dijk
- Hwang was widely praised for his performance in Salzburg’s 4-3 loss at Anfield
Red Bull Salzburg may have lost 4-3 to Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday night, but many of their players still emerged from the game with credit.
Amongst them was Hwang Hee-Chan, with the forward having found the net in the 39th minute.
Just prior to the goal, Hwang produced an excellent piece of skill which bamboozled Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.
Hwang Hee-Chan produced a superb piece of skill before scoring against Liverpool
The Red Bull Salzburg forward bamboozled Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk with his trickery
Van Dijk may be one of the best players in the world but he was caused problems by Hwang
After deceiving van Dijk, Hwang proceeded to score as he got Salzburg’s first of the game
Van Dijk may be one of the standout players in world football but he was caught out by Hwang.
Many observers took the opportunity to mock van Dijk, with one Twitter user writing: ‘The moment Van Dijk ’s spirit was sent back to Southampton.’
Hwang was widely praised on social media following his hugely impressive footwork
Despite Hwang’s effort, however, Red Bull Salzburg were still beaten as they lost 4-3
Another added: ‘Dutch Phil Jones’, while a Liverpool fan joked: ‘Wonder if Southampton will give us a refund for Van Dijk’.
In addition to the criticism for van Dijk, there was also praise for Hwang, with one user writing: ‘Composed as anything right in front of the Kop end. Love the way he just snap generated power into the shot and it was in before we knew it.’
Another added: ‘I’ve come to the conclusion that Hwang is the best attacker in the world. No one else has got close to beating Virgil van Dijk.’
A further tweet read: ‘You know that stat about Virgil van Dijk never being dribbled past? Well, Hwang Hee-chan just smashed that. With interest. And a lil’ bit o’mustard on the side.’
Another user stated: ‘Most players have struggled against Van Dijk along comes Hwang Hee-chan and he does him, fair play lad.’
Hwang has enjoyed an encouraging start to the season, scoring six goals and providing ten assists in ten appearances across all competitions.
Despite losing at Anfield, Salzburg still have a chance of making it out of the group. They have taken three points from their first two games.