Roma felt aggrieved over a number of refereeing decisions following their 4-2 victory - yet aggregate loss - in Wednesday night's Champions League semi-final, but Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was dismissive of any such suggestion as he hit back at his opponents.
Jurgen Klopp's men sealed their place in the Champions League final after a thrilling tie against Roma, however the Italian side felt that they were denied at least one penalty after Trent Alexander-Arnold blocked the ball with his hands in the area, and Edin Dzeko was brought down by Loris Karius at the
Everyone was talking about Marcelo's handball and how Bayern was robbed off a penalty but everybody is silent when Alexander Arnold did the same thing. Speak of double standards. pic.twitter.com/SbJn85cbXk— a (@oatcr7_) May 2, 2018
The missed handball just after the hour mark was one of a series of questionable calls from referee
Following the final whistle a handful of Roma players were seen complaining with the referee but Van Dijk refused to be drawn into any controversy as he instead chose to celebrate Liverpool's passage into the European Cup final, where Real Madrid await.
When asked about
"The ref made the decisions together with the assistants, and if the game plays like it played today…fair play, we’re through.
"If you look at the way we play, the way we press, the way we dominate teams at times. We need to be ready when the game is there.
van dijk's "who cares" was a wonderful record scratch moment.— Narrative Ultra (@NarrativeUltra) May 3, 2018
"oh. so...wait. we don't have to worry about the possible negative outcomes that didn't happen and just enjoy what actually did? is that a thing?"
"But for now we need to enjoy for a couple of days then the full focus is on the Premier League because we still have a job to do."
Meanwhile the Roma players overlooking the incident admitted that they could not blame the referee for failing to award a spot kick as they too had not seen it.
Daneile De Rossi said: