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Van Dijk Thinks We Should All Just Calm Down


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So Liverpool are eight points clear of Manchester City. And so the Reds haven’t lost a single game thus far this season. And so Liverpool managed to eke out a win from the jaws of a draw on the same weekend that Manchester City somehow allowed two Adama Traore goals at the Etihad.

None of this means anything and if you’re screaming into the ether to avoiding discussing probabilities and hopes and dreams, you’re probably not alone. If you need something to bring yourself back from the edge of ohmygodareyoukiddingmeit’shappening, stoic man and defender extraordinaire, Virgil van Dijk is here to let you know that you should calm yourself.

“I didn’t expect that, of course,” van Dijk told Sky Sports about City’s incredible defeat this weekend. “Everyone expected a difficult game for City, but it doesn’t happen much that they don’t even score one goal at home.”

It does not, and if anyone tries to read anything into this, van Dijk cautions you to maybe just not.

“[City] will try to bounce back from it and until then we’ve just got to focus on our international football of course.”

“We tried [to catch up with City] last year and unfortunately Man City was just a little bit better,” he added, trying to crush our hopes just a bit more.

“There’s always room for improvement in our game and, what I said already before, I think we should just focus on the games ahead of us and don’t look at any gaps or any points difference between us and the others, us and City. There are a lot of busy periods coming up as well, obviously with December, January.

“Anything can happen still.”

Well, you heard him. Take down your “2019/2020 CHAMPIONS” shrines and go back to poking needles into your Pep Guardiola dolls. The team will need all the support they can get.

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