Liverpool captain, Virgil van Dijk has come out to say that he hopes the team can challenge for the Premier League title next season. He recently voiced his concerns over the club’s transfer activity, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, even he is concerned with how many important players have left the club this summer, he will not be negative about the upcoming season.
Van Dijk, however, added that he can understand the fans worrying about seeing more outgoings than incomings.
His words, “I can definitely understand it [fans concerns] in some ways. But I’m not a very negative person, so obviously it’s not in my mind to think like that. But obviously when a lot of players are leaving, when your captain is leaving, your vice-captain is leaving, and at the moment there are only two incomings. And the way we have been playing, in possession really good, but defensively when you concede goals it’s not as good, so I can understand some people having doubts.”
“But the most important thing as we’ve seen over the years is the consistency, as a group, everyone in the squad, let’s see if more players are coming in, and then we have to be ready again for a long season. We have to be confident, we should be confident and we should still be learning each and every day. There have been characters leaving, players who have played a big part in the success, but others have to step up. That’s a nice challenge in my opinion. We should be excited. I’m very excited, so let’s give it a go.”
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