Van Dijk after winning the award for the best in Liverpool
Van Dijk after winning the award for the best in Liverpool: A great appreciation and winning matches is more important
Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk expressed his happiness at winning the February Player of the Month award in the Reds, before facing Arsenal, scheduled for tomorrow evening, Wednesday, at the Emirates Stadium, in the postponed match of the twenty-seventh round of the English Premier League.
“It’s been a long time since I won this award and I’m very proud and I want to say thank you to everyone who voted for me,” Van Dijk told Liverpool’s official website.
Van Dijk added, “It has been a wonderful month for me and something we can work on and I am happy that I have a good level,” explaining, “Winning matches is the most important thing and I enjoy playing and even in difficult times I find fun with this team.”
“Of course the February final against Chelsea for us was a big thing but when I tried to score I was very focused and put it hard and I think everyone did well in the strong penalty shootout against Chelsea and fortunately I managed to score and win.”
On the other hand, Liverpool received a happy gift to get closer to City at the top of the English Premier League after Manchester City’s 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace, in the match that brought them together on Monday evening, in the 29th round matches.
Manchester City’s stumble comes in the interest of the second-placed Liverpool club, as the difference between them is only 4, with a match postponed for the Reds.
Liverpool plans to achieve the ninth consecutive victory in the Premier League and continue chasing Manchester City for the lead, after the Reds achieved 8 consecutive victories in the competition, the last of which came against Brighton with two goals without return at Falmer Stadium, in the twenty-ninth round competitions.
And if Liverpool, who is in second place with 66 points, wins against Arsenal, it will jump to 69 points and reduce the difference with the leaders City to one point.