Virgil van Dijk has clarified comments he made this week regarding his Liverpool future and insists he remains ‘fully committed’ to the club.
Van Dijk said on Monday that he was unsure on his own future amid the news that Jurgen Klopp will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, though has moved to shut down suggestions he could look to follow his manager out of Anfield.
The Dutch defender said his comments were ‘taken out of context’ and reaffirmed his commitment to the club.
“First and foremost, I was quite surprised how ‘breaking news’ it was [on Monday] because I felt like it’s got way taken out of context,” Van Dijk said, as per the club’s official website.
“I think, first and foremost, it’s not about me. It’s not about me at all. Especially at this point. It’s about us [and] how we want to make sure that the club is at the right place at the right time. That’s why I was very much surprised.
“Just to be 100 per cent clear, I am fully committed to the club, like the boss said. I love the club. I love the fans. I love playing each and every minute for the club [and] wearing the shirt. I can’t say more. I can say more, but I think it’s pretty obvious and like I said, it’s not about me. It’s about making sure that we achieve targets and goals and dreams and making sure that towards the end of the season that we can make the farewell that the boss deserves; the best ever.
“We’re in a good position. I really sense that. But at the end of the season it could be different but we’re not focusing [on that]. We’re focusing on what’s here and now and as a team and not personally because that’s not important at all. It’s not about ‘I’ or ‘he’. It’s about [being] together and that’s how it feels.”