Van Dijk wants to get the title and defend it

Van Dijk wants to get the title and defend it

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk shared his hopes about the battle for the Premier League title ahead of the Merseyside derby.

At the moment, Liverpool continue to confidently go towards the championship title for the first time in the last thirty years. Despite the fact that Jurgen Klopp’s team couldn’t outplay Everton in the Merseyside derby recently, the handicap over Manchester City is still quite impressive and the questions of the Reds’ championship are disregarded by themselves.

Despite the fact that everything is not done yet and the cup has not appeared in Anfield museum, the Reds central defender Virgil van Dijk is already dreaming about defending the champion status in the upcoming season,

“For me, a victory in the Premier League is a dream, which can come true. We were very close to the title last season, we are close now, even closer than last season.

We will try to win every match of out of nine remaining. This is the goal. Two victories and we are the champions. But we cannot stop on what we have achieved. We want to keep it up and perform the same way next season.”

However, the match with Everton showed, how hard it will be for Liverpool to return to the same level after the quarantine. The team looked very bleak in attack and couldn’t oppose anything to the Toffees defense. At the same time, there was lack of understanding in defense. Robertson’s unreadiness showed, who due to injury was substituted by James Milner and later Joe Gomez.

Even club legend Jamie Carragher eventually stated that Everton were better and deserved to get three points at Goodison Park. Although the reason for that was the absence of Mohamed Salah, he said. This hypothesis has the right to exist, although the game in Jurgen Klopp’s team is not based on Salah only. We all remember the second match with Barcelona, when the Reds did a sensational comeback at Anfield and the Egyptian sat on the stands in “Never give up!” t-shirt.

It is understandable that even if Liverpool doesn’t win a single match in the remaining matchdays, Manchester City will lose points somewhere and make the Merseysiders the champions. But with such a luck, van Dijk’s statements about defending the title seem premature, as in the first match after the championship resumption nothing from the game from before the coronavirus lockdown could be seen.