Van Dijk happy with St Mary’s return

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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk was happy with his first return to face former club Southampton.


The Dutchman was part of the Reds team which ran out comfortable 2-0 winners at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon and was also the target for plenty of booing from his former fans.

But it didn’t seem to do the twenty-six year old any harm as he put in a composed performance to help his side keep a clean sheet in his first meeting with his old team.

“It was a bit strange to come back here and do everything the other way round, coming into the away dressing room.” he told Liverpoolfc.com

“But I enjoyed it. We kept a clean sheet and scored good goals. We should have scored more.” he continued.


The Holland international was impressed with the performance of his team-mates Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino as they scored and assisted a goal each.

“It was fantastic, a great assist from Bobby. You enjoy those situations.” he said.

Van Dijk was pleased to be part of a defensive rearguard which kept out his old side as they won a game 2-0 for the first time in exactly a year – the last being a 2-0 win over Spurs at Anfield.

“As a defence and the holding midfielders, and everyone in the team, you just need to be 100% focused and not concede. Today it went well.” he said.

“I’m just happy to get a win. It’s always difficult to come here. I know how difficult Southampton can make it. I had a good day.

“Now we’re fully focused on the Champions League.” he finished.


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