Virgil van Dijk warns Liverpool FC about Chelsea FC in title race
The Liverpool FC defender warns Jurgen Klopp's side about Arsenal and Chelsea FC in the title race
Virgil van Dijk has played down the suggestion that Liverpool FC are the only club that can stop Manchester City in the title race.
The Reds have underlined their English title credentials over the past week with two significant victories in the Premier League to remain within touching distance of Manchester City.
Belgium international Divock Origi scored a winner in the 95th minute to secure a 1-0 victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League.
Liverpool FC came from 1-0 down to ease to a 3-1 win against Burnley at Turf Moor after goals from James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri.
And Jurgen Klopp’s men followed up that win with an impressive 4-0 demolition of Bournemouth on the south coast on Saturday to move one point clear at the top of the table.
Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur have faded away in the title race over the past couple of weeks after taking points off each other to leave Liverpool FC as the closest challengers to defending champions Manchester City, who lost to Chelsea FC on Saturday.
Chelsea FC are now fourth in the table and eight points off leaders Liverpool FC after their 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday, with Arsenal level on points with the Blues.
The Merseyside outfit are facing a big festive schedule ahead of games against Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United up until 1 January 2019.
But Liverpool FC record signing Van Dijk believes Arsenal and Chelsea FC could still have a say in the title race this season.
“I don’t see it as a two-horse-race,” Van Dijk told ESPN ahead of Liverpool FC’s trip to Bournemouth.
“If you look at everyone around us, Chelsea, Arsenal, then everyone has been doing brilliantly so far and it’s going to be very interesting.
“It will be very difficult, but we need to look at ourselves. That’s the only thing, what is best for us.”
Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League in the last two seasons under Klopp.