Liverpool defender Van Dikj: 'We just want to go one game at a time.'

  • Van Dijk refuses to agree that title race is over.

  • Jurgen Klopp's Reds are not getting carried away by their 16 point gap at the top of the Premier League.

Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool are motivated by the fact that they missed out on the Premier League title last season.

Losing the league title to champions Manchester City in the 2018-19 season has become a catalyst for Jurgen Klopp's Reds who are not getting carried away by their 16 point gap at the top of the league.

The Merseyside club beat rivals Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield, thanks to goals from Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah, and following the victory on Sunday, the Dutchman insisted that their focus is on the next game away to Wolverhampton on Thursday.

"Everyone wants us to say something about it but we won't get carried away," Van Dijk told Sky Sports. "We in the squad cannot and we won't.

Klopp reacts to Liverpool win over Manchester United.

"I think what we experienced last year is something that made our mentality like this. We just want to go one game at a time, trying to stay fit and improve. Even after today, which was a well-deserved, fantastic win.

"We all know how difficult Wolves is, what good tactics they have, the players they have, the manager is fantastic there. What we try to do is prepare very well, make sure we all recover from this, be 100 per cent.

"We all expect it to be a very tough game. It makes it easy to prepare if you know it's going to be tough and you know there will be difficult moments."

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