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Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk: Divock Origi effort 'not an assist but I'll take it'

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk says he will take the assist for the side's last-minute winner over Everton, and he sympathises with Jordan Pickford.
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk says he will take the assist for the side's last-minute winner over Everton, and he sympathizes with Jordan Pickford.

LIVERPOOL -- Virgil van Dijk has told ESPN FC he thought he had blown Liverpool's last chance of winning Sunday's Merseyside derby against Everton with the late shot in the final seconds which ultimately led to Divock Origi's stoppage time winner.

Origi sealed a 1-0 win for Jurgen Klopp's team by scoring in the sixth minute of stoppage time after Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford misjudged the flight of Van Dijk's effort before it bounced off the crossbar and into the Belgian forward's path.

Pickford's...

Jurgen Klopp apologised to Marco Silva for wild celebrations during Liverpool's win over Everton

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains why Jordan Pickford's decision to try and make a play late in the game against Liverpool was the wrong one.
Divock Origi and Virgil Van Dijk break down Origi's last-gasp winner for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby against Everton.
Unable to contain his emotions, Jurgen Klopp took to the pitch to celebrate Divock Origi's stoppage-time winner with Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson.

LIVERPOOL, England -- Jurgen Klopp has said he apologised to Everton boss Marco Silva for excessively celebrating Liverpool's stoppage time winner in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.

Divock Origi was the unlikely hero at Anfield as he scored from inches out in the 96th minute to ensure the gap between Liverpool and Premier League leaders Manchester City remains at two points.

Klopp reacted to the goal by running to the centre circle and celebrating with Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.

"Immediately...