The Reds lost the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against the Serie A giants 1-0 at Anfield. However, Liverpool did progress to the quarter-finals as a result of the aggregate score (2-1).
Despite that being the case, Van Dijk made it clear that he does not like losing football matches.
As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, the Dutchman told beIN SPORTS the following: "I am disappointed that we lost but I have to turn it into happiness because we are through. But I don't like losing, we need to be ready for the weekend."
Van Dijk added: "We are all human beings. Sometimes you miss chances - luckily we don't lose many games but today it happened. But we are through and that is the main message."
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 8, 2022
Anfield Watch Verdict
We completely agree with Van Dijk. It is never good to see Liverpool lose games.
In saying that, the objective was to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, which the Reds managed to do.
Liverpool did come up against a very good side. Inter Milan are the reigning champions of Italy for a reason, so it's nice to see the back of them.
Also, losing the odd game here and there is not a bad thing. A defeat keeps the players honest.
The quarter-final draw will take place on the 18th of March in Nyon, Switzerland.