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Van Dijk Says It’s Back To Work After Fairy Tale Victory

Wolves await Liverpool on Sunday, and the defender says that’s where all of their focus is.

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We’ve barely all caught our breath after Tuesday’s stunning comeback against Barcelona to qualify for the Champions League final, but on Sunday an equally important game awaits the Reds. They may be doomed to miss out on the Premier League trophy, but all they can do is beat Wolves, and they’ll end the season knowing that they did everything they could to try and wrest the title from Manchester City.

Wolves are no easy opponent either. Firmly ensconced in seventh place, they’ve had a very good season and will be eager to finish it off right and spoil Liverpool’s party.

Virgil van Dijk promises that the players’ heads are right back in their work after taking a few days to celebrate.

“It was obviously outstanding, amazing and a special night,” Van Dijk told the official site. “We all enjoyed it and I think a day after we enjoyed it as well.

”But obviously we’re going back to work and Sunday is going to be a big test for us again, the last home game. We want to show what we’ve been doing all season and get the three points no matter what. Wolves have obviously been outstanding throughout the whole season - fantastic team, fantastic manager. It’s going to be very hard.”

A win means 97 points in the league. A win means 37 league games unbeaten. A win means finishing off the season with a 12-game winning streak. A win doesn’t mean a Premier League title, and that’s something that’s going to be hard to get over, but let Manchester City worry about holding onto their lead. Just win.

”It’s going to be hard and everyone can talk about what’s going to happen at Brighton and stuff, but we have to focus on our game,” van Dijk continued. ”We have to try to get the three points no matter what. If we do that then we’ll see after the game what’s going to happen in Brighton.”

Just win.