Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk says there is still time for things to “change” at the top of the Premier League table despite the Reds’ disappointing 1-0 defeat to Leicester last night.
It means Manchester City remain six points ahead of them in the table, with Chelsea now only behind on goal difference, but van Dijk believes that there will be more twists and turns in the title race:
“We are in December, the season is still so long. Anything can happen still – we’ve seen it now with the COVID, but also with injuries in teams. Things can change there… there is no point for us to look at them [leaders Manchester City] or look at Chelsea or the teams around us at this point in the season and we won’t.”
The Leicester loss would have been a difficult one to take for van Dijk and the rest of his players. Manager Jurgen Klopp was somewhat harsh in his assessment of the performance after the game. While it was, by no means their best display, they had more than enough chances to put the game out of the Foxes’ reach.
What was more disappointing than anything, though, was that Liverpool had a full week to prepare for the game, while their opponents had lost 6-3 to City just two days before. The Reds will have to lick their wounds and hope they can bounce back with a win when they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend.