Van Dijk wants to attack City


Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has warned his team-mates that the Champions League tie with Manchester City is not over.

The Dutchman was part of the side which beat the Premier League leaders 3-0 at Anfield in the first leg on Wednesday evening and will start on Tuesday in the return game.

And the newly-appointed Netherlands skipper wants the team to attack City again and “score more goals” to put the tie out of their reach.

“I don’t think people will say it is all over.” he is quoted by the Echo.

“Everybody knows how much quality City have – you could see it in the second half.

“They were pressing us. I don’t think it is a good idea to sit back and see what they are going to do.

“We need to be aware and be ready for anything.

“But we have got to play our game – and try to score more goals.” he added.

Liverpool have been better defensively since the twenty-six year old arrived in January, but the former Southampton man does not want to take “any personal credit” for the improvement.

“I don’t take any personal credit for that, we all do it together.” he said.

“It starts from the front. If we do it from the front, then obviously we don’t need to be in trouble at the back.

“Having forwards like ours is just amazing. Not just attacking-wise, but also defensively.

“They do so much work. Look at Bobby Firmino. It is a nightmare to play against him. I can say that myself because I played against him at the beginning of the season.

“It starts from Bobby and the boys in attack.

If the midfield do it as well, then you are not going to be in trouble – you may even have an easy night.” he finished.

Supporters will be hoping that Van Dijk can put in yet another assured defensive display at The Etihad to help see the team through the to the semi-finals.

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