27 Apr Liverpool news: Virgil van Dijk cautions Reds of Huddersfield’snare’ as Merseysiders refuse to provide up on name dream
Jurgen Klopp’s side host that the Premier League’s bottom side on Friday as a second-place end for the Merseysiders begins to seem more and more inclined
And therefore it’s around to Burnley. Or Leicester. Or maybe Brighton.
Liverpool’s record of possible earners is thinning after Manchester United was able to halt the runaway train that’s Manchester City on Wednesday night.
With three matches to go, Pep Guardiola’s side have struck on the front. For Reds lovers, the confidence is fading.
Turf Moor on Sunday retains some hope, needless to say. Sean Dyche, you might not know, is a boyhood Liverpool supporter.
His Burnley team are nothing if not dedicated. City dropped points there past year, and know they’ll face awkward, stubborn competitions this weekend.
Before that however, Liverpool can come back to the peak of the Premier League with victory over Huddersfield Town in Anfield on Friday night.
Although the frequent storyline is that there are’no guarantees’ in this stage of the year (or in this league), the fixture appears rather close to a’house banker’ as possible. The already-relegated Terriers have picked up only 14 points this year, and have won only once on the street.
Pipe and slippers period for Liverpool, subsequently, that come in the match on a streak of nine consecutive wins in all competitions, and unbeaten in their past 18 matches?
“It might be a trap,” says Virgil van Dijk, warning his team-mates against complacency on Friday night. “They’re relegated, but we’re at home and we wish to reveal what we’ve been doing all season.”
Liverpool’s season, no matter how it finishes, stands among the very remarkable in the club’s foundation.
Victory over Huddersfield would provide them a club-record points total, exceeding the title-winning facet of 1987-88. Jurgen Klopp’s guys can feasibly — and also will probably be expected to — finish the season with 97 points. No facet in British history has earned more rather than been champions.
Frustrating for fans desperate to observe a first league championship because 1990, but what about to its gamers? Perhaps they prepared themselves mentally for the concept which they could fall agonisingly short?
“You are not likely to prepare yourself to be instant,” Van Dijk states. “You’re only going to get prepared for another match.
“For us today, that is likely to become Huddersfield. Then we will prepare for a small challenging game around in Barcelona!
“That is the only real way we view it and in the end of the year if we won all of the games if we are not likely to be winners we’ll continue to keep our heads and also make sure we proceed next year.”
Using a Champions League trip to Barcelona on the horizon, the temptation will be there for Klopp to make changes to his starting XI for Huddersfield’s trip.
Joe Gomez is compelling for a first start since December, having emerged as a substitute in Liverpool’s past two matches. The England international could replace Trent Alexander-Arnold or even Joel Matip in defence, since the Reds seem to clinch a 20th Premier League blank sheet of the campaign.
In midfield both Fabinho and James Milner will expect for recalls, although the kind of both Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson lately makes selection demanding for Klopp.
Van Dijk believes problems like that reveal how much the team have come this year. And their record teams at the bottom half of the table that this year provides no encouragement to Huddersfield.
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Just West Ham, who commence this weekend 11th, have obtained any issues whatsoever in the Reds. Their album reads: played 17, won 16.
“Everybody understands how consistent we’re this year,” Van Dijk states. “And clinical too, older also.
“Clearly we aren’t there yetwe still have three games which most of us want to acquire. It is going to be hard but let us just do it.”