Virgil van Dijk has hit back at critics who saying Liverpool may ‘just’ win the Premier League this season.
Liverpool have lost three of their lost four games and hopes of a treble were dashed following their FA Cup elimination and face being knocked out of the Champions League.
But the Dutch defender has hit back at claims that Liverpool’s season has been about the Premier League alone.
“Just end up with the Premier League? Yeah? Just? It’s just a small thing is it? We also won the Super Cup and the World Cup of [club] teams,” Van Dijk said at Stamford Bridge per Goal.
“In life, there are people that are not always satisfied. They are always looking for negative things in life.
“That’s just the reality. Either you’re going to think about these things and go on with it and go on with that negative spirit, or you just focus on the good things, and I’m definitely focusing on the good things. We are in a very good situation.
“Close to what we all hope to achieve. Let’s just go for it, enjoy it.
“Tonight is a big blow but we were playing against a very good side. Let’s focus on ‘just’ the Premier League, because it’s very small, huh?”
Some fans on social media think the 28-year-old’s response was quite cutting.
Sounds upset to me 🤷♂️
— Terry Lyons (@TerryLyons_) March 5, 2020
I wouldn't go around boasting about the club cup christ look at the inferior teams
— MehigmiesterBlue014 (@Ciaranmehigan) March 5, 2020
Win it first, then talk about it.
— Geoff Wilton (@geoffwilton2) March 5, 2020
so basically hes saying Premier league was the objective everything else was a bonus we dont care now?
— 🥴 (@StephenHYnwa) March 5, 2020
Liverpool are still 22 points clear at the top of the Premier League and need four more wins to be crowned champions.
But one fan is worried that his side won’t end the season champions due to their current form.
When asked by talkSPORT presenters if he was confident ‘The Reds’ will be champions come May, a fan name David replied:
“I’m not confident we’ll win the league.
“If you look at the fixture list we’ve got to play Arsenal who are getting back into form and can focus now they’ve been knocked out of the Europa League.
“Then we’ve got Everton that’s not going to be easy, then we have Newcastle [United] who won tonight.”