Right after the 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk revealed that he played through illness just to help the Reds to defeat the wolves at Molineux. Following the 18th-minute strike of Mohamed Salah, the Dutch international scored his first Premier League goal in the 68th minute last night.
The Reds defender also revealed that he played without worrying about his health issues just to cover up the gaps created by the injuries of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, and Joe Gomez. Along with Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk also tested his seventh wins in a row as of now. That feat also ensures Liverpool’s top place of the Premier League in Christmas.
While talking about his health issues, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk told Sky Sports “It was a tough day for me as I had a bit of a cold and wasn’t 100 percent,” and then further added “These nights are very important for us. We won here and that is a big step for us. The win was very important.”
He also praised the gameplay of their opponent last night and said “Wolves are very good, which they have shown all season. We lost the ball too easily a couple of times in the first half and they did well,” and then he adds “Credit to them but we won the game and that’s always the most important thing.”
Virgil van Dijk said “Teams are getting dangerous but it’s how we react. There were a couple of moments where Wolves were dangerous, but we dealt with them well,” and further added “All my [defensive] partners are very good and it is a joy to play with all of them. I’m enjoying every minute of it and have been all season.”
The defender then said, “We’ve got Joe and Joel out for now, but Dejan [Lovren] is doing fantastically and has been since I came here anyway.” On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp also said “I have no problem talking about individual performances, we do this constantly – but to the players, to the specific players. He is in a good moment, he is very important for us and hopefully, he can stay like this.”
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