Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has admitted the Reds have to have to be ‘realistic’ about what they can attain in the remainder of this season and are not in the Leading League title race.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet have set alongside one another 4 consecutive Premier League wins, beginning way again in November ahead of the Environment Cup crack. They stay sixth in the table, nevertheless, but will at minimum go ahead of Tottenham if they beat Brentford on Monday evening.
As items stand ahead of kick-off in west London, Liverpool are 15 factors adrift of present leaders Arsenal, acquiring both performed the identical variety (16) of video games.
To eliminate that deficit in excess of the 2nd 50 percent of the season, it implies Arsenal losing five of their remaining 22 online games or drawing or dropping points by way of 8 draws. For reference, Mikel Arteta’s aspect have only failed to gain two game titles all period.
Liverpool would also require to rely on Manchester City, Newcastle and Manchester United dropping more than enough factors to permit them the chance to get in advance.
“We are really some details driving Arsenal but the year could be a quite nuts 1, a really peculiar a single. We have to be sensible and we’re not contemplating about the title at the second,” Van Dijk said, by means of The Situations.
“We have to concentration on the sport forward of us, win video games, and then we’ll see. I am constantly motivated. I constantly want to gain and I give every little thing each activity.”
Liverpool gave by themselves a possibility to compose record very last season with a quadruple by pushing Manchester Town all the way in the Premier League title race, achieving both of those domestic cup finals and also acquiring to the Champions League last. The Reds were being a issue again from City in the conclude. And even though they lifted both of those the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, Genuine Madrid prevailed in the Champions League.
This season started off off terribly with only two wins in their very first 8 league game titles.