Despite Liverpool’s not-up-to-the-mark performance this season, Virgil Van Dijk is still determined for the club’s success following his disappointing World Cup exit.
The Dutch captain said that Netherlands’ quarter-final exit has raised his desire to be successful for his club. The 31-year-old is celebrating his 5-year anniversary at Liverpool before this coming match against Brentford on Monday.
Can still qualify for the Champions League?
Just after the World Cup, Liverpool failed to defend their Carabao Cup against Manchester City. However, the Reds are slowly picking up the pace in Premier League. The Merseyside giants have won 4 consecutive matches with their last win coming against Leicester on Friday.
As a result of continuous victories for Jurgen Klopp’s clan, the Reds are now just 6 points behind 3rd place Newcastle.
However, the Merseyside club is still behind the table topper Arsenal by 15 points. Van Dijk said that winning the League title might be difficult but there is plenty to play as the race Champions League qualifications heat up.
Disappointed by country’s defeat, motivated for club’s success: Van Dijk
Van Dijk said that he was disappointed after Netherlands’ exit from Qatar. However, the defender accepted the things as they are all part of the game.
Liverpool’s no.4 further added that it was a tough couple of days for him. However, his wife and kids’ motivation fueled him up. The Dutchman said:
“It fuels me in any way, shape or form because I want to be successful with the Netherlands but it also motivated me here. We are quite some points behind Arsenal but the season could be a very crazy one, a very strange one. But we have to be realistic and we’re not thinking about the title at the moment.”
Van Dijk says that he’s motivated for the games ahead and wants to win them. He’s ready to give everything to the team.
Klopp on signing new players
Liverpool recently signed Cody Gakpo and fans started expecting there will be more signings. However, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp says that they need to raise some more cash before making new deals. The manager said:
“I am now here seven years and it is every window is pretty much the same; we talk about these things as though money didn’t play a role. We cannot play like Monopoly. Of course we cannot just spend and never could.”
Lastly, Klopp added that they need to have faith and trust in the players. Furthermore, he added that they cannot start splashing cash and will work according to the club’s financial situation.