Van Dijk spoke to the club’s website regarding his form.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk feels he will still ‘under the microscope’ this season.
The Netherlands international bounced back from a serious knee injury to start 51 of 63 matches for Liverpool last season.
And the Dutchman is embracing the pressure that has come with his return to form.
“I will still be under the microscope and that’s fine,” van Dijk spoke to the club’s website.
“That’s something I’ve created myself.
“But it’s definitely a different feeling in this pre-season. Last year, coming back from the injury, so you’re trying to ease your way back in. This year, you try to get as fit as possible as quickly as possible.
“The pre-season is quite short; we have a big game obviously next week coming up. But I know myself, I know my body and I know what I have to do in order to be ready for the season – that’s what I’m trying to do each and every day.”