Virgil van Dijk issues Liverpool FC warning ahead of Man City trip

Virgil van Dijk looks ahead to Liverpool FC's showdown with Manchester City on Tuesday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Liverpool FC defender Virgil van Dijk Photo: Virgil van Dijk / Twitter

Virgil van Dijk believes that Liverpool FC should not adopt a defensive approach when the Reds travel to Manchester City for the return leg of their Champions League clash on Tuesday night.

The Merseyside outfit produced a thrilling display at Anfield last week as they secured a 3-0 win against the Citizens to take a big step towards the semi-finals of Europe’s elite club competition.

Liverpool FC played out a goalless draw with Everton in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon as they warmed up for their crunch Champions League clash.

The Reds will now turn their attentions towards preparing for their showdown with Pep Guardiola’s men at The Etihad.

Liverpool FC head into the game knowing that if they score an away goal, they will leave Manchester City needing to net five times to progress to the last four.

And Van Dijk reckons that the Reds should stick to their usual game-plan against the Citizens.

Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website after Saturday’s draw, Van Dijk said: “We are going to discuss it over the next couple of days but I think we need to do our own thing.

“We don’t need to go there and think we need to defend, we just need to play our game as we did in the first half against them.

“It’s going to be a very hard game but I’m looking forward to it.”

Liverpool FC are currently in third place in the Premier League table as they bid to try and finish in the top four this season and also win the Champions League.

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