Virgil van Dijk on the games which will define Liverpool’s title bid

Lynette Rowe
October 9, 2018

But after clinging onto a point, Liverpool remain undefeated from their first eight Premier League games, although they are third in the table as City and Chelsea boast better goal differences. But after eight games I still think it's very early to think about Chelsea challenging (Man City or Liverpool)'.

They commit so many men forward that they can be caught on the counter-attack, particularly if their full backs are well advanced, but not many teams have the tools to exploit that.

They certainly have not been as easy on the eye as in previous years but I don't think that will bother their manager Mauricio Pochettino too much.

"It was a great game to play obviously and it's unlucky that we didn't score and unlucky [for City] that we didn't concede as well. We had our chances as well, it was not as if it was their game", said Gomez, who admitted they were fortunate to escape with Mahrez's failure from the spot.

While City were far from their best, Pep Guardiola's men also kept their unbeaten record intact.

"I don't exactly know what you can win but there is some final next summer or something so that's it".

Liverpool have faced Spurs, Chelsea and City in three of their past four league games, winning one and drawing two.

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Liverpool are nine points better off than at the same stage last season, and Van Dijk remains satisfied, if not complacent. "We've had some hard games but we will continue".

"For both teams it was really intense, and both showed respect for the other team". We did well up until the penalty moment.

Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson dismissed suggestions the Premier League title race was already down to two teams.

"You can not ignore City in the preparation for a City game", Klopp said.

"At the end we need to be happy - I need to be happy - that we didn't lose it because of the penalty". If would have defended today like we did against Napoli, it is 7-0.

"We aim to improve every game, even if it is against Chelsea, for example, and we want to win every game".

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