Virgil van Dijk sends message to Liverpool FC fans about title race
The Liverpool FC club record signing is feeling positive about their prospects of winning the title this season
Virgil van Dijk has reiterated that Liverpool FC are ready to capitalise on any mistakes from Manchester City in the title race.
The Reds have managed to extend their unbeaten run to 12 games in the Premier League this season following a run of nine victories and three draws.
Liverpool FC have only dropped points against their top-four rivals this term after stalemates with Chelsea FC, Manchester City and Arsenal over the past six weeks.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were 2-0 winners against Fulham at Anfield on Sunday courtesy of goals from Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Liverpool FC hoisted themselves above Manchester City and into top spot in the Premier League table for a couple of hours before the Manchester derby.
Pep Guardiola’s men finished Sunday in first place after the Citizens were 3-1 winners against Manchester United at The Etihad.
Goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling helped to secure three points and put Manchester City in a commanding position in the title race.
Only Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC have managed to take a point off the defending Premier League champions.
Van Dijk, who moved to Liverpool FC in a club record deal from Southampton in the January transfer window, is feeling confident about the Merseyside outfit’s title prospects.
“That is something we still need to see,” Van Dijk told Liverpool FC’s website. “[City] are the champions and the best team in the league but we will try everything to be as good as we can.
“We don’t have to look at others, we want to look at the games we have and the next challenge we have as Liverpool is Watford away, which is going to be tough.
“The season is very long. [City] are not going to win every game 5-0 and are going to have tough games like everyone else.”
Van Dijk has helped to improve the Liverpool FC defence since his world record move to the Anfield outfit from Southampton.
Liverpool FC coughed up £75m to sign the Netherlands international in a club record deal to bolster Klopp’s back four options.
The Reds defender has been partnered with Joe Gomez throughout most of the season so far, although Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip have also been used alongside the Dutch star.
However, Van Dijk isn’t worried about having different defensive partners in the Liverpool FC team.
“I am just enjoying playing for Liverpool, it doesn’t really matter who is standing next to me,” Van Dijk added.
“I am happy to be out there; we have great centre-backs and even Joel is not even on the bench and that says a lot about our squad as well.
“Me and Joe are getting along really well outside the pitch and that helps on the pitch as well. We are winning games so we are doing pretty well and have made a better start than last season.”
The Reds will make the trip to Watford on Saturday 24 November after the international break.