The Serbian striker led the streak superbly in the 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage, and netted two goals on his return to the Premier League.
He summed up one section of playing a particular outing. A loose ball landed on the edge of the penalty area and Mitrovic, as he had done throughout the match, scored it first.
Liverpool captain Henderson challenged him but was thrown to the ground after feeling Mitrovic’s strange force.
Then he was confronted by Van Dijk, who is widely regarded as the best one-on-one defender in world football and a player who has yet to dribble.
For the first time since joining Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk was dribbled off by an opponent and received a penalty in one Premier League game.
Alexander Mitrovich is responsible for both. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/HGt6pOy56f
– Squawka (Squawka) August 6, 2022
But the former Newcastle striker had the Dutchman volley and then gave Cruyff a superb spin before Andreas Pereira shot down the left flank.
Mitrovic was nearly unplayable on Saturday at lunchtime, and Van Dijk was scrambling later in the game – forcing the former Southampton player to miss a penalty.
He subtly twisted and rotated inside the area, creating a clumsy challenge that resulted in a penalty kick converted by Mitrovic to put his team 2-1 ahead.
Mohamed Salah continued his scoring record on every open day at the weekend in the Premier League by scoring the second equalizer for Liverpool ten minutes from time.
But the match was for Mitrovic, who will finally be looking to do business in the top flight after scoring 43 goals in Fulham’s promotion from the championship last season.
He scored only three goals in his final season in the Premier League in the 2020/21 season.