Virgil van Dijk has challenged his teammates to keep up their good form into the New Year – insisting that Liverpool will only take each game as it comes.
After the game against Wolves, a team that have taken points off other top sides this season, Van Dijk was more than pleased with the performance but knows that level must at least be maintained.
According to BT Sport, he said: “There’s a long way to go yet. It’s a position that everyone wants to be in and we are in it at the moment. That’s the only thing it is and we need to keep going.
“The next game is Newcastle United on Wednesday and then Arsenal and Manchester City, so it can change but we are not going to think about that. We take it game by game.”
Van Dijk scored his first Premier League goal for the Reds against Wolves and was a big part of the defence that kept its 11th league clean sheet of the season at Molyneux despite difficult conditions.
The Dutchman added: “We are very happy and at the end, I am happy with the win. In the first half we were a bit sloppy at times, but second half we did it well and we are very happy that we won.”
The Reds will be top of the table on Christmas Day having gone four points clear of Manchester City, who play Crystal Palace this afternoon. Nothing is won yet, but with Van Dijk in the side, anything is possible.
The game between the Reds and City at the Etihad on January 3 was always going to be a cracker – but it’s all set up to be a classic that could have huge ramifications in the title race.