Van Dijk reflects on start to Liverpool career


Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has reflected on the start he has made to life at the club.

The Dutchman moved to Anfield in January from Southampton in a deal worth a reported £75m and has helped to make the defence more solid and composed so far.

But the twenty-six year old isn’t sure that he’s at 100% fitness just yet after injury problems last year hampered his game time at St Mary’s.

“Do I feel settled in now? Yeah, definitely.” he is quoted by Goal.

“Quicker than I might have thought? I don’t know.

“Obviously you come here with expectations and you want to play as soon as possible and as much as possible this season and be as fit as possible and quick as possible.

“Now, I’m getting better and better and the understanding with all of the players is getting much better. I’m just playing my game and trying to help my team.

“What per cent am I now? That’s difficult. But I’m completely over the ankle problems, definitely. That was already the case when I started playing again at Southampton.

“It’s more than that, it’s also just condition-wise and the way Liverpool play you need to be spot on. That’s pretty clear right now.” he continued.

Van Dijk is looking forward to facing “very good” Manchester City in the quarter finals of the Champions League and accepts that the team need to be “100%” to come out on top in the tie.

“Everybody knows that anyone we get is going to be very hard.

“Man City is a very good team, very hard to play against and we need to be 100% or even better to beat them over two games.

“We can prepare for that when the time comes.” he finished.

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