Liverpool have made long strides defensively in recent times, claims Virgil van Dijk.
The Reds collected their seventh consecutive clean sheet againt Manchester United last Sunday, winning 2-0 at Anfield to move 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Many had doubted that Fabinho and Joel Matip’s absence would cause the team to suffer at the back but Jurgen Klopp’s men have proved otherwise. Van Dijk narrowed it all down to the team improving together.
“Everyone is involved in that. We have a fantastic goalkeeper, the full-backs doing their job, our midfielders and stars obviously up front so it is a whole collective thing,” said Van Dijk, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“But obviously as a defender we are very pleased to keep clean sheets because we all know that with us if we keep a clean sheet there is a big chance to win the game so it is a good feeling.”
With their recent records, one can almost call the Merseyside outfit perfect this season. Their inability to keep cleansheets was perhaps the only thing missing from their performances, earlier on the on the campaign. Now, the Reds look to march on towards the ultimate league title as they continue their dominance over the rest.