‘The noises I am listening to’: Virgil van Dijk ‘excited’ by Liverpool’s summer time plans
Virgil van Dijk is trying ahead to an “intense” pre-season with Liverpool and would not consider that the Reds’ possible lack of Champions League soccer subsequent time period will hinder them within the switch market.
Saturday’s draw with Aston Villa all however ended the top-four hopes of Jurgen Klopp and co – who look set to need to make do with Europa League soccer for the primary time since 2016/17.
From the sounds of it, although, Van Dijk is not trying any much less ahead to the 2023/24 marketing campaign.
Talking after Saturday’s sport, the Dutch defender stated: “The noises I am listening to, it should be a really intense pre-season with loads of bodily work but in addition loads of tactical work attempting to prepare for a troublesome season. That is very thrilling. Gamers are leaving; hopefully, gamers are available in and shall be prepared for the beginning of pre-season.”
Doubts have been raised over whether or not Liverpool will be capable of appeal to one of the best expertise this summer time if they cannot supply Champions League soccer – however Van Dijk has no such worries. He continued:
“Will no Champions League make it tougher to recruit? No. Pre-season shall be huge. Everyone is aware of we have been going by slightly little bit of a transition and, if I am a participant on the rise and I’ve choices to go to the following step and Liverpool is knocking on my door, then I’d be very, very . I do not suppose it should change a lot, however, if somebody needs to play within the Champions League it doesn’t matter what, then that is their ambition.”
With one sport to go – a final-day journey to Southampton – Liverpool path fourth-placed Manchester United by three factors.
As such, the Reds would wish to beat Southampton and hope that Man United lose each of their remaining matches – at dwelling to Chelsea and Fulham – with a view to safe an unlikely Champions League spot at their fierce rivals’ expense.