(video) Watch Virgil van Dijk sends strong Manchester United warning to Liverpool teammates ahead of Premier league clash
Manchester United will be hosting Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday night with both sides searching for a first win of the season.
Virgil van Dijk has cautioned his Liverpool teammates against becoming comfortable before their Monday night Premier League matchup against Manchester United.
After their first two games in the current league season, neither team has recorded a victory. Both teams have had underwhelming starts.
United enters the game after suffering back-to-back losses to Brentford and Brighton, while Liverpool has drew with Fulham and Crystal Palace.
If Erik ten Hag’s team were to triumph against all odds at Old Trafford the following week, they would surpass their formidable rivals, and Van Dijk is fully aware of the danger they offer going into the game.
“They [United] are a good team, in my opinion, they have good players all over the pitch,” he told reporters.
“Obviously they’re not in the best situation confidence-wise, but it’s the perfect game to turn it around for them.”
He added: “We’re looking at ourselves and we want to make sure we’re ready for it and we are going to work hard this week again.
“It’s massive but it’s not about making a statement, we want to win and do everything that’s possible to win there.
“Over the years it has proven tough for us to win there. Obviously last year was a great result, we can’t deny it.
“This year they’ve had a difficult start and we’ve not had the best start that we wanted either, so it will be interesting.”