Virgil van Dijk reveals cause behind ‘unusual’ Liverpool season

Virgil van Dijk reveals reason behind 'strange' Liverpool season

Virgil van Dijk has tried to make sense of Liverpool’s poor 2022/23 season up to now, naming one key cause as to why they’ve struggled.

After successful each home cups and going agonisingly near finishing an unprecedented quadruple final season, the Reds have been sluggish out of the blocks this time period.

Jurgen Klopp’s aspect head into the winter break sixth within the Premier League desk, seven factors off a top-four spot, whereas they’ve drawn Actual Madrid within the final 16 of the Champions League.

Van Dijk has admitted that Liverpool’s season up to now has been a ‘unusual’ one, however pointed to the weird schedule as a result of having a winter World Cup as one of many principal causes behind their plight.

“I would say the final couple of months has been simply unusual. Everyone seems to be looking for consistency, not solely us as a staff and as a membership, however in the event you take a look at different groups round it’s simply tough. No-one actually can put a finger on it,” he mentioned.

“Clearly a giant a part of it is because there may be going to be a such a giant break arising and the World Cup and gamers getting injured, gamers not absolutely match. It was unusual, it was tough for everybody, however I can solely converse for us as a result of I am in the course of it.

“But it surely was good to discover a little bit of stability within the final couple of video games. Clearly lots of gamers will nonetheless work in the course of the break after a vacation interval first. It was good to succeed in 22 factors.”

Van Dijk will now meet up with the Netherlands nationwide aspect forward of his first worldwide event.

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