Liverpool are in dreamland at the moment and their standout superstar Virgil Van Dijk has made a huge statement.
Liverpool are running rampant in the Premier League and Saturday’s emphatic triumph over Arsenal showed exactly what they are made of. 17 wins in 20, and unbeaten, the Merseysiders look indomitable at the moment. They sit comfortably at the top of the pile with 7 points cushion over second-placed Manchester City.
Defensively Liverpool have been superb from the start of the campaign and Virgil Van Dijk is, of course, one of the main reasons for their defensive revolution. The Dutchman has been just phenomenal for the Anfield club and has become a foundation player in Reds’ XI.
Recently, the defender has yet again shown his brilliant character insisting he doesn’t require a rest.
Virgil Van Dijk
Liverpool defender said,
I don’t need to rest. Everyone wants to play every game,” he said.
“It’s not like you want to sit on the bench or be in the stand. I just go with it. As long as I’m fit and feel all right then I just keep going and playing.”
“We can now focus on the City game. Before we didn’t do that. Arsenal had been playing pretty well this season so we had to stay focused on them, not think about City,” said the defender.
“We have finished 2018 now pretty well and hopefully we can keep that going.
“City is a game that we want to win. It will be very hard, very tough, but for them as well. It’s going be a good match, but it is not a decisive game or something like that. We are not going to treat it different to any other.
“We will be prepared for a very tough game. Confidence is definitely here, but it can change over a couple of games. We won’t get carried away. We need to keep doing what we have been doing.
“There will be setbacks, as there always is in life, but it’s how you react and so far we have been doing pretty well.
“There are things to improve, but we are top of the league, still in the Champions League, and we are doing well, we just need to keep going.
Virgil Van Dijk, arguably, has turned Liverpool defense into one of the best in the world. He has been so reliable figure for the Reds in recent months and surely is uplifting an immensely pivotal role in Reds’ quest for Premier League title.