Liverpool’s defensive colossus Virgil van Dijk spoke to Liverpool’s club media ahead of tomorrow’s fixture vs Manchester United at Anfield.
The Dutchman has lead his team to four successive clean sheets in the Premier League and The Reds will have to be at their sharpest defensively in order to keep Marcus Rashford and United’s other speedy attackers at bay.
Van Dijk believes his team to come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders to make the performance count.
“Yes [it’s a massive game], so let’s make sure everyone is at their best, including us but also the fans as they play a massive part too.
“But we should be confident, we should be aggressive and I’m looking forward to it because you want to be out there performing and showing what you can do. Let’s give it a go.
“It is a bit of a game on its own. It’s probably getting all the hype that comes with it and we are the ones who obviously are not in good form and they are absolutely in form.
“But we know what we are capable of and we have to be at our best – players, the fans and the whole build-up towards it. Everyone has to feel responsible for getting a good result. It is not easy, it’s not easy for fans as well, and sometimes you can get a little bit nervous but we need everyone to be behind us no matter what.
“We could have beat them there but obviously we lost and that’s the reality. We will give it everything and hopefully it will be a good game on our side and we keep marching on towards that Champions League spot.”