Van Dijk urges Liverpool to ‘stick together’ to address form

Virgil van Dijk insists Liverpool must ‘stick together’ as the club look to improve from a disappointing start to the season.

Liverpool have won just two of their opening seven fixtures in all competitions this season, with the club’s campaign reaching a new low following a 4-1 thrashing at Napoli in their Champions League opener on Wednesday evening.


The defeat was a poor performance and continued a run in which the Reds have looked out-of-sorts. Van Dijk has discussed Liverpool’s stuttering start and believes his side must lean on their experience and work together to improve results.

“Stick together, don’t point fingers,” Van Dijk said to the club’s official website on what is needed to improve.

“Everyone knows that everyone can do better. We’re not robots, we’re trying to perform and you can have bad moments. It’s how you deal with them. Obviously we all know that we can do better. We all want to win games.

“We’ve been through it all, this team has won it all and we have to stick together. We’re in a situation [where] we expect a lot more from ourselves and we have to be with each other. We’re all human beings, we go through difficult moments together and the only way to get out of it is to do it together and be together, so we will do that.

The Dutch defender reiterated his point that Liverpool must work as a collective to improve, insisting the club ‘need everyone’ to turn around their slow start.

“The key is to be together. We need everyone. If you start blaming others and don’t look at yourself or create negativity around the club, then you’re not getting out of this. I’m fully confident that we’ll turn this around together.”

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