Van Dijk happy with St Mary’s return


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

“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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