Virgil van Dijk: ‘Too early to think about Premier League, Champions League double’
Virgil Van Dijk insists Liverpool’s players are refusing to contemplate a Premier League-Champions League double as they know one stumble could derail that dream.
It was impossible for the Holland international to disagree with the suggestion that Jurgen Klopp’s side could win both competitions, but he stressed that lifting trophies could not be further from their minds at present.
Liverpool lead the Premier League by two points from Manchester City, who have a match in hand, and host Porto on Tuesday in the first leg of a favourable Champions League quarter-final draw.
“We are still in the race, so it’s possible. But I think it’s still a bit too far to think about it,” said Van Dijk when asked about any potential double.
“I don’t think there’s any time for slip-ups in the Champions League either.
“Porto are at this stage as they deserve to be, they are going to be coming for revenge as well.
“We just need to keep doing what we have been doing all season; playing well, defending well and enjoying every bit of it as well.”