Liverpool's Van Dijk: "We don't feel unbeatable"
Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk warned his team there was still a long way to go in the Premier League.
Virgil van Dijk admits that Liverpool do not feel unbeatable despite their eye-watering run in the Premier League. Liverpool chalked their 22nd victory in 23 league games so far this season by edging Wolves 1-2 in a tightly-fought contest on Thursday night. That win took the Reds' unbeaten run to 40 top flight games - equalling the figure José Mourinho's Chelsea set in 2004/5. However Van Dijk warned his side there was still work to do despite their 16-point advantage atop the table.
Wolves game could have ended differently, says Van Dijk
"You never feel unbeatable – it is not a feeling that we have," the Dutch defender told UK media. "Anything can happen. There were moments against Wolves when things could have been different. They could have scored a second. We always feel we have to keep working hard. We just try to keep improving. Things are going good at the moment and everyone is in a good situation."
Van Dijk is enjoying another maginifcent campaign for Liverpool, with his partnership alongside Joe Gomez in the centre of defence a key. Gomez was involved in an altercation with England team-mate Raheem Sterling in November and Van Dijk said he spoke to the 22-year-old to offer his support.
Van Dijk-Gomez partnership
"Of course I talked with Joe and tried to help," he explained. "That incident wasn't his fault. I spoke to him about it at the time and he came through that. I've been so impressed by Joe. We all saw last season, before he got injured, how good he is and how good he can be. He's someone I get on very well with — on and off the pitch. That helps, of course."
Klopp's Cup kids
Liverpool's thoughts turn to the FA Cup with Klopp's team taking on Shrewsbury Town in the Fourth Round on Sunday. The Reds coach is expected to field a similar side to the one that knocked out Everton in the last round, one based heavily around players from the Under-23s team.