'We have nothing' – Van Dijk's warning to Liverpool team-mates
Posted On March 22, 2019
The Anfield defender is in positive – if cautious – mood about his team’s title chances, despite a strong start to the season
Virgil Van Dijk has warned his buoyant Liverpool team-mates they have won ‘nothing yet’ and insists there is still plenty of room for improvement as they bid to lift the Premier League title.
The Reds can move within two points of champions and table toppers Manchester City by winning at Burnley on Wednesday night.
And the Dutchman, 27, says the Reds have momentum after their morale-boosting last-gasp Merseyside derby victory last weekend.
But, despite having a good feeling about Liverpool’s campaign, Van Dijk has sounded a note of caution.
“It has been going well and good, obviously,” told ESPN FC. “But in the end we have nothing at this moment other than a lot of improvement and being on the right track.
“But I feel there is something going on here. We have got great momentum at the moment.
“Everyone is feeling good. Obviously, we can all still improve a lot of our game, but there is definitely the feeling that we are on the right track.”
While Liverpool have been the team applying the most pressure to leaders City, Van Dijk refuses to dismiss the threat of others.
“I don’t see it as a two-horse race,” he said. “If you look at everyone around us, Chelsea, Arsenal, then everyone has been doing brilliantly so far and it’s going to be very interesting.
“It will be very difficult, but we need to look at ourselves. That’s the only thing, what is best for us.
“Obviously, we want to keep winning, keep doing what we’re doing and we need to look at ourselves, that’s the most important thing. Then we’ll see if it’s going to be close.
“We believe in each other, we know what we are capable of, we know we are very difficult to beat and very difficult to get a result from.”
Van Dijk joined Liverpool from Southampton in January for £75m ($95m), a world-record transfer fee for a defender.
“I think I expected a lot from my move,” he added. “I’ve expected a lot from myself, to improve as a player and as a human being as well.”