Liverpool have recorded only three clean sheet this season – at Burnley and Sheffield United in the Premier League and against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup. But Van Dijk insists fewer clean sheets won’t bother him as long as The Reds are winning games
“It doesn’t really matter but no one wants to concede goals even if you win the game,” Van Dijk said.
“But I am not going to go to bed thinking ‘Oh s**t’ we conceded a goal. It is all about the team winning games.
“We want to win in the best way possible and obviously that is by not conceding but if we win it with conceding then everyone is still happy.
Van Dijk added: “We are in a good situation we can’t deny that but we are not there yet. We never are satisfied, especially when the season is not even halfway.
“We want to keep going and focus on the games ahead of us. So from now we will recover from this and be happy and fully prepare for Bournemouth at the weekend.”
Van Dijk also reflects on game management being done by manager Jurgen Klopp, bringing deserving player into game plans.
“The players who came into the team [ in 5-2 win vs Everton] don’t play regularly at all. Look at Divock, Shaqiri, they did fantastic, we played Adam (Lallana), Milly (James Milner), everyone is contributing and we need everyone,” Van Dijk stated.
“That is the key message and it is good. The season is very long, this month is very long – January as well – so the manager makes the decisions at the end of the day but we need everyone to be ready.
“We have a big squad and everyone is part of what is going on at the moment. Everyone is happy with the situation we are in.
“And everyone is also feeling responsible as well, ready to play or if you are on the bench.
“Everyone is part of the success we have and that is the message to everyone and so far, so good.”
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