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.