Van Dijk admits 'naive' performances in Liverpool poor start

Fri 23 September 2022 | 14:00

The Liverpool captain, who is one of the most important players of this team in recent seasons, has become one of the weak points of the defense this season.

Virgil van Dijk

has confirmed that during


's poor start in the Premier League, he has failed to deliver an acceptable performance.

Liverpool managed to get only 6 points in their first 6 games in the Premier League, which is the weakest performance of this team since Jurgen Klopp is in charge since 2015. They won their last Champions League match against Ajax, but after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, they have not played a domestic game since September 3rd. While Van Dijk has played in all of Liverpool's matches this season, he has failed to live up to expectations, and especially in the 4-1 defeat against


, he made many mistakes and received many criticisms. Now the Dutch defender confirmed that he could not have an acceptable performance.

"I know I could have done better in the beginning of the season. I'm not naive about that. I know very well when I make mistakes.

"I also know that I am one of the important players at the club and of course also here at the national team. I feel that responsibility.

"Mentally it's a challenge. You feel a lot of pressure on your head. A lot of people forget that too, it's not easy to do that. 

"We all try to show our best and if, in my case, you are one of the mainstays at the club, then you get the criticism you deserve. You have to deal with that and that is not always easy. But I did that just fine."

source: SportMob

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