Football - Premier league - September 30, 2019

Van Dijk Opens up On Title Race

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has explained that it is too early for the Reds to be thinking about the Premier League title despite their five-point lead over current English champions Manchester City in the early part of the new season.

Liverpool has won all of their opening seven games in the Premier League with an impressive start this season and is looking to bring the Premier League title to Anfield for the first time in 30 years. But they have a massive task ahead of them because Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have the ability to change the course of action any time.

The Merseyside outfit won the prestigious Champions League trophy in the summer after a 2-0 win over North London side Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the European competition. But despite amassing a club-record of 97 points in the Premier League, Liverpool failed to win the Premiership as Manchester City pipped them by one single point.

This weekend’s 1-0 victory against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane was an extremely tough one for Klopp’s side as they fought extremely hard to earn the three points and rode their luck along the way with Georginio Wijnaldum’s goal. But his fellow Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk has insisted that there will be tougher games to come in the future, playing down the great start that Liverpool have endured with a five-point lead

While speaking to reporters, the 28-year-old Van Dijk said, “It doesn’t mean anything [the five-point lead]. It’s far too early. We’re almost in October and the busy period will come. There are still so many games left and the only thing we focus on is the game ahead of us. We don’t want to look at the others because there’s no point doing that. Everyone realizes that as well because last season we saw how it turned quickly. We just want to focus on the game ahead of us.”

 

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