New Liverpool FC signing admits every day with Reds is ‘tough’
Virgil van Dijk opens up about what life has been like at Liverpool FC since his move from Southampton in January
Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he is still getting used to the intensity of life at Liverpool FC following his January transfer to Anfield.
The Dutch defender has been getting used to life at Anfield after having signed for the Reds from Southampton in a big-money deal at the turn of the year.
The 26-year-old has made a relatively strong start to his career on Merseyside and he has already notched up three Premier League starts for the Reds.
Van Dijk helped Liverpool FC to claim a 4-1 victory over West Ham United at Anfield last weekend as the Reds continue to push for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
However, the defender has honestly admitted that the level demanded of him and his team-mates by Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff is taking some getting used to.
Speaking to BBC Sport’s Football Focus, Van Dijk said: “I am getting used to how we play. The intensity of our game is a lot higher than what I was used to.
“Every day here is tough. We work very hard, run a lot and there is a big difference. I needed to step up my game, especially in the beginning.”
Van Dijk will be expecting to feature for Liverpool FC when the Reds return to Premier League action on Saturday evening with a home clash against Newcastle United at Anfield.
The Reds head into this weekend’s round of fixtures in third place in the Premier League table as they chase Champions League qualification for next season.