Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk says they are concentrating on their own form and are not concerned with what Manchester City do. Last season Pep Guardiola’s side dropped just 14 points over the whole campaign, with only the Reds and Manchester United beating them in the league.
United could not do their arch-rivals a favour and repeat their win at the Etihad Stadium after comfortably losing Sunday’s derby, meaning after 12 matches, only Liverpool and Wolves have managed to make a dent – by virtue of draws – in City’s succession of Premier League wins.
To have a chance of overtaking City, Liverpool need a helping hand from other Premier League teams taking points off them but Van Dijk said that is not something which currently bothers them. “They are the champions and the best team in the league but we will try everything to be as good as we can,” said the Holland captain.
“We don’t have to look at others, we want to look at the games we have and the next challenge we have at Liverpool is Watford away, which is going to be tough. “The season is very long. They (City) are not going to win every game 5-0 and are going to have tough games like everyone else.
“We need to look at what we have ahead of us and that is more important than looking at someone else. It is the only way forward.”