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Virgil van Dijk: 'I'm getting better and better' at Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk: 'I'm getting better and better' at Liverpool
From ESPN - March 19, 2018

Liverpool's club-record signing Virgil van Dijk insists he still has improvements to make despite making an immediate impact on his side's defence.

Since his arrival from Southampton for 75 million, the Netherlands international has kept four clean sheets in 10 appearances to date but his overall influence on the team has been much greater.

Critics suggested he would not cure all their problems at the back and, while there are still some things which are not as manager Jurgen Klopp would like, Van Dijk is confident they will be ironed out over time as he and the team around him improve.

Asked whether the settling in period had been easier than anticipated, he said: "Quicker than I might have thought? I do not know. Obviously you come here with expectations and you want to play as soon as possible and as much as possible this season and be as fit as possible and quick as possible.

"Now I am getting better and better and the understanding with all of the players is getting much better. I am just playing my game and trying to help my team.

"What percent am I now? That's difficult. But I am completely over the ankle problems [which kept him out for long periods in the last year], definitely.

"It's more than that, it's also just condition-wise and the way Liverpool play you need to be spot on. That's pretty clear right now."

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