Virgil van Dijk admits he is missing football but says he has only watched one game during the current coronavirus lockdown.
Football fans across the country are currently struggling to get their fix of action due to the suspension of the sport, with several of the league’s leading names having also voiced their frustration with a lack of football amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Van Dijk has enjoyed a stellar year at Liverpool winning three trophies during 2019 and helping the club to the top of the Premier League this season, though the defender admits he has so far avoided watching any of the club’s fixtures back.
The reigning PFA Player of the Year says he has watched just one game during the current lockdown, surprisingly naming a rewind of a fixture from his early career playing in the Netherlands.
“I don’t watch too much football, to be fair. Especially from this season I didn’t watch any particular game back, if I’m honest. I don’t know why, it’s just how it is.” Van Dijk told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I saw only one game back of me when I played one of my first games in Holland, that was on TV, when I played at right-back. I couldn’t believe what I was doing at that time!
“I watched that game back because I was 18 or 19 at the time and I didn’t watch that game back since that time. It was on TV and I watched it back.
“I miss watching football and obviously playing football but it’s a bit of a difficult one I think.
“I didn’t watch any of the Liverpool games this year, I have seen a couple on social media, some highlights – it’s nice to see and a good feeling to get. But, apart from that, not really.”