Virgil van Dijk has explained why his Reds teammates are so good, with Jurgen Klopp’s side not having conceded a goal at Anfield in the league since February.
The Dutchman told Premier League Productions, via LiverpoolFC.com: “Anfield is obviously a very difficult place to come for every team. As defenders – and everyone in the team – we try to keep a clean sheet because we know if we do that we have a big chance to win the game.
“We always get opportunities, we’ll always be dangerous in front of goal so we know if we keep a clean sheet we have a big chance to win.”
Van Dijk has been present in each of the last nine domestic matches at Anfield, keeping a clean sheet in each of them.
He was effusive in his praise of the team as a unit, adding: “It’s never easy to play through our front three; when you do, you come up against our midfielders, who are always putting pressure on you and never leave you alone.
“Then you come up against us at the back – and we have an outstanding goalkeeper as well, which helps a lot.”
The next game at Anfield in the league is against Cardiff City, when Van Dijk and his fellow defenders will be hopeful of extending their shut-out run.