Van Dijk calls for ‘a big atmosphere’ for the Man Utd clash
Following Liverpool’s victory over Wolves, van Dijk called for Liverpool fans to create ‘a big atmosphere’ for the United clash.
Liverpool managed a late 2-0 win over Wolves which defenderVirgil van Dijk
called “an important win”. The Reds will host rivals Man United on Sunday and van Dijk admitted they “need a big atmosphere” in order to win.
"An important win, so it's time to recover and focus on the next one,"
Van Dijk told Premier League Productions.
"Of course [we had to be patient]. I think we see the games we played against them this season, they have been quite tough and today it wasn't any different so we had to be patient and wait for the moment."
Van Dijk scored Liverpool’s first goal in the 73rd minute but knows that the Clash against Manchester United will be a lot tougher.
"I think we need a big atmosphere on Sunday," he said. "I think today obviously it was quite nervous and hopefully on Sunday we can get everyone in their best – including us, because we obviously have to do the hard work on the pitch against an in-form Man United. So, we will recover now and we will be ready for Sunday of course."
Manager Jurgen Klopp also looked forward toLiverpool
's clash against Man Utd on Sunday, saying:
"I think Man United is the team in form at the moment, maybe together with Arsenal and [Manchester] City are [also] doing well.
"The teams up there are all in a pretty good moment and I didn’t see yet the line-up [for United’s FA Cup win over West Ham] but maybe they changed quite a few? That means some of them will be a bit fresher than us, but it's a home game and it's Anfield.
"I thought Anfield proved a point tonight again, it was super, super-enjoyable. It felt like a proper unit, we were all together – I loved that. That's what we need again on Sunday, but of course it will be difficult.
"Again, if you face United at the weekend whichever result you've had before, either way you have to strike back or whatever, but now we have to use it for our general situation. We have to build on the performance and on the result – and we try everything to do exactly that."
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