Virgil van Dijk hopes Liverpool can challenge for the Premier League title, but has expressed concern over the club’s transfer activity.
The Reds started the transfer window well with the departure of players such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita, who were replaced by Alexis McAllister and Dominik Szoboslzai.
The departures of James Milner and Roberto Firmino were ceremonial, but the departure of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson to Saudi Arabia has worried the fans. While the club is not managing to transfer Romeo Lavia from Southampton.
“I can definitely understand (the fans’ concern) in some ways. But I’m not a negative person, so I can’t think that way. However, when many players leave, when the captain leaves, the vice-captain leaves, and now there are only two arrivals. And the way we played, good in possession but not so good in defense when conceding goals, so I can understand why some people have doubts.”
“But the most important thing that we have seen over the years is consistency, as a group, everyone in the team, let’s see if more players will come and then we have to be ready again for a long season.”
“We have to be confident, we have to have faith and we have to learn every day. There have been characters who have left, players who played a big part in the success, but others have to step up. This is a nice challenge in my opinion. We should be excited. I’m very excited, so let’s move forward,” said Van Dijk, speaking to the Liverpool Echo.