Liverpool News: Van Dijk ensures Liverpool fans with encouraging words ahead of Champions League clash

The 26 year old joined the Merseyside team from Southampton.

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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has assured his new fans that there is still a lot to come from the Dutchman ahead of the remainder of the season.

 

The 26 year old joined the Merseyside team from Southampton in January for a club record fee and since has been a pivotal member of the squad. He has played 10 games for his new club and has helped them to keep 4 clean sheets. The Netherlands defender is also the most expensive defender in the Premier League and so far has lived up to his expectations.

He was asked about how easily he has adapted to his new surroundings and the defender seems pretty confident about his quick head start.

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Van Dijk joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2018

 “I don’t know. Obviously you come here with expectations. I’m getting better and better and the understanding with all the players is getting much better,” Van Dijk said.

The Reds are in the Quarter Finals of the Champions League and will meet Manchester City there, who have been excellent in the Premier League this term. It is quite clear that it will be an uphill task for Klopp’s men to overcome Manchester City and even the Dutch defender obliges to it.

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He is a Netherlands International

“Everybody knows that anyone we get is going to be very hard. Manchester City is a very good team,” he said. He further added, “They are very hard to play against and we need to be 100 percent or even better to beat them over two games.”

The commanding style of his defense and other attributes has not only enhanced his reputation as a player, but his national team coach Ronald Koeman believes that Van Dijk can also lead Netherlands in near future. But the player himself now is only focused to his job which is the next two friendlies of Netherlands against England and Portugal. The Dutch won’t take any part in the World Cup in Russia later this year.

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