Virgil van Dijk thinks Liverpool did exceptionally well to get through the past month without too much damage done.
We lost to Chelsea in the League Cup (although didn’t field a full strength side) and played awfully away to Napoli in the Champions League, but remain undefeated in the Premier League after draws with Chelsea and Manchester City.
And van Dijk is backing us to get back to winning ways after the international break.
Theoretically, our next set of matches are significantly easier than the ones we’ve just had.
“It is not about these (big) games, it is all about the other games – the difficult games we have against mid-table and lower teams,” Van Dijk told the Telegraph.
“We want to get as close as possible and do as well as we can but we know it is going to be hard. We’ve had a great start to the season and we want to keep it going.
“After the international break there are three important games against Huddersfield, Red Star Belgrade and Cardiff so we want to be ready for that.
“It was not an easy month playing against Champions League teams, it is tough week in, week out, and playing with a little injury is not easy.
“We aim to improve every game and we want to win every game.”
Van Dijk has unarguably been the best defender in the country this season and probably Liverpool’s most important.
We’ve conceded just three goals in the top flight so far, which is nine down on the same time last season…
Van Dijk actually gave away a late penalty versus Manchester City, but thankfully, wasn’t punished for it as Riyad Mahrez missed from 12-yards and spared his blushes.
He won’t make the same mistake again.