Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk reminded fans it’s “far too early” to get carried away with the league table as The Reds continued their winning run at Sheffield United on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side won 1-0 at Bramall Lane after a hard-fought encounter, bringing its current Premier League winning streak to 16-in-a-row.
However, speaking after the victory, Van Dijk was keen to keep everyone’s feet on the ground for the moment.
“It’s the media who love statistics.
“The reality is we have nothing at the moment. We want to continue to do well and there’s still plenty of room for improvement.
“It’s far too early [to look at the table]. We’re almost in October and the busy period will come. There are still so many games left and the only thing we focus on is the game ahead of us.
“We don’t want to look at the others because there’s no point doing that. Everyone realises that as well because last season we saw how it turned quickly. We just want to focus on the game ahead of us.”
Van Dijk also commented on how difficult Chris Wilder’s side made it for Liverpool on Saturday and the long road ahead of The Reds before they can dream of any success this season.
“They made it very hard for us and I’m very happy we got the three points.
“We have to win every game, that’s how it is. Everyone knew how tough it would be. It’s a great place to come, passionate fans, a great atmosphere. It was a tough game.
“We’re definitely growing, we’re definitely getting more experience of that situation [being in a title race] and hopefully that will help us in the long run.
“We have to be confident, you have to think you’re going to win every game otherwise you might as well stay at home.
“We have the quality, we have the players. We’ll take this, recover and then prepare for Salzburg.”
Liverpool play RB Salzburg at Anfield in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
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