Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk is excited about the Premier League title race against Manchester City and Arsenal.
The Reds beat Burnley 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday, ensuring Jurgen Klopp's side stay two points ahead of Manchester City, who beat Everton 2-0 just hours beforehand. Arsenal, meanwhile, are also two points behind Liverpool following their dominant 6-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday.
Van Dijk has called on his teammates to «enjoy the ride» as they look to win a second Premier League title in the club's history. “I think everyone would love to be in this situation that you are on the top and fighting for the pinnacle which is winning the Premier League,” he said.
“It’s very difficult to stay calm. In the first half when Burnley became a couple of times dangerous you felt the crowd get a bit nervous but that is how a human being is. We need the fans, we need all the players, we need everyone to be ready in order to find a way to win the game.
“We will have setbacks, we will have moments of difficulty but we have to deal with that. Let’s just enjoy the ride.
“We are in a situation that I think last year around this time you would never, well maybe not never, have believed where we are today. We can only influence what we are doing. That’s the only thing.”
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Liverpool beat Burnley without a number of key players, with Alisson Becker, Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, Mohamed Salah and Dominik Szobozslai missing the game due to illness, suspension or injury. Trent Alexander-Arnold was also subbed off at half-time because of a kneeRead on football.london