Virgil van Dijk: Consistency is key - we have to work to get it back

NewsVirgil van Dijk: Consistency is key - we have to work to get it back

Published 3rd October 2022

Virgil van Dijk feels Liverpool must rediscover the art of consistency in order to arrest their below-par start to the season.

The Reds were held to a 3-3 home draw by Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday as their campaign resumed. Next up is an Anfield meeting with Rangers in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

“We’ve been doing it for four years, five years on a consistent basis and we have to get back to that consistency, all of us. And we have to stick together,” Van Dijk said, following the game against the Seagulls.

“You have to get in the moment and that consistency is the most difficult part of football. You have to do that together, deal with setbacks together and keep doing the same things you want to do.

“It is difficult to react the right way if you are not in the best possible shape, all of us, but I’m confident that we will be.

“Four months ago we were playing for all the titles, now we are not in the best moment – but we will get there.”

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Van Dijk went on to dismiss the notion that Jürgen Klopp’s squad may be struggling to shake off the after-effects of the 2021-22 season, when they went within a whisker of winning the quadruple while completing 63 matches across all competitions.

“No, no, not at all, there is no hangover from that,” the centre-back stated.

“Teams obviously are getting better, we play in the best league in the world where all the teams are able to compete with each other.

“We have to get back to that consistency and play with joy and freedom but it all starts with doing it together and working hard.

“I keep saying the same things, but we have to find that momentum.”

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