Jamie Carragher aims sly dig at Harry Maguire over Virgil van Dijk goal

Jamie Carragher has thrown a sly dig at Harry Maguire after Virgil van Dijk put Liverpool 1-0 up.

The Dutchman jumped highest to head home from a corner in front of the Anfield Road end.

Van Dijk was able to get the run and soared above Maguire, who has been blamed in part for the goal.

The Manchester United defender usurped Van Dijk as the world's most expensive defender in the summer.

Leicester held out for much of the summer before the Red Devils stumped up £80m to sign the Englishman.

It came 18 months after Liverpool had parted with £75m to sign Van Dijk from Southampton – a transfer that has more than paid off for Jurgen Klopp.

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And Carragher was quick to mock United when he said: "The £75m man out jumps the £80m man."

Gary Neville has also criticised his former team for being "naive" as they tried to stop the Reds scoring.

Maguire was blocked off from getting to Van Dijk meaning the Liverpool colossus had to out jump Brandon Williams to score.

United's task was already a tough one and it now looks even more challenging with the Reds looking relentless this season.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side remain the only team to prevent Liverpool from winning this season when they managed to hold them to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian has gone with a back five at Anfield and Neville reckons he is trying to deny the home side space.

He said: "I think the reason that United are playing five at the back is purely to make sure the spaces in between the defenders are small.

"I think with a back five, yes it is a bit more defensive but it does leave the chance to leave [Daniel] James and [Anthony] Martial higher up the pitch."

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