New Liverpool FC signing sends defiant message to supporters

Virgil van Dijk lifts the lid on how he has been settling into life at Liverpool FC following his move from Southampton

Virgil Van Dijk
New Liverpool FC signing Virgil van Dijk Photo: Virgil van Dijk / Twitter

Virgil van Dijk has insisted that he is only bothered about what goes on behind the scenes at Liverpool FC and is taking no notice of noise from the outside.

The Netherlands defender signed for the Reds from Southampton in the January transfer window after having been relentlessly linked with a move to Anfield for the last few months.

The centre-half has already made a solid start to life at Anfield and he enjoyed a debut to remember when he scored the winning goal in the 2-1 win over Everton in the FA Cup last month at Anfield.

Van Dijk is now preparing for a return to his former club on Sunday when the Reds travel to St Mary’s to take on Southampton.

And the defender has lifted the lid on his attitude to how things have been going for him in the last few weeks since his move to Merseyside.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Van Dijk said: “With the football we play, the pressing, the different options with players, it is totally different here.

“So you need time to get used to everything but I am working on it every day together with the team.

“The most important thing is what happens at Melwood and what happens here with the people who care about the team… other people around, fans of other clubs, pundits, they can have their opinions, but it doesn’t really bother me.

“I am talking with the manager and everyone who can help me out. I want to improve and get the maximum out of myself and that is what I am going to do.”

Liverpool FC head into their clash with the Saints looking to get back to winning ways after their 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

The Reds are aiming to at least try and qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish again this season.

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