“It’s A Great Time To Be A Liverpool Player” Virgil Van Dijk Revved Up For Manchester City Clash After Arsenal Annihilation
Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Arsenal has taken Jurgen Klopp’s side that one step closer to lifting their first league title in almost 30 years.
The Reds finish 2018 way up at the top of the EPL tree, nine points clear of their nearest rivals and some of the key players are already revelling in taking on incumbent champions Manchester City in the first match of the new year. City themselves will try and close the gap slightly with a trip to Southampton but have fallen by the wayside thanks to a dire December that has astonishingly registered three losses.
Liverpool pairing Andrew Robertson and PFA Player of the Year favourite Virgil Van Dijk did well to contain their joy in the aftermath of the demolition of the Gunners to make it nine league wins on the bounce when interviewed by BT Sport post-match, but the sense that the league title is returning to the red side of Merseyside was palpable.
Admitting that he and his side received an early wake-up call after being caught on the break by the visitors, who promptly went ahead through Ainsley Maitland-Niles against the run of play before Liverpool turned on the stle, Van Dijk commented;
"We still need to improve a lot of things but obviously we are very happy with the situation at the moment,
"We want to keep going, keeping working hard and keep the intensity high and make sure we keep doing well and keep moving forward.
"Anything [is possible]. That is how we should go out there and play, anything is possible. We still need to do it on the pitch
"We need to do it in a good way, obviously it is tough these days but it is a great time to be a Liverpool player and also a fan I think as well."
Left-back Andrew Robertson, who received a standing ovation from the home support at Anfield after coming off for Nathaniel Clyne in the 83rd minute, accompanied Van Dijk and said the belief that Liverpool can win every game is there.
On their current form, the prowess of their attacking triumvirate, and the defensive stability the two themselves bring, who would doubt them?
You can watch the video of Van Dijk and Robertson’s comments after Liverpool’s win over Arsenal, below.