Virgil van Dijk says that those who don’t appreciate Jürgen Klopp’s rotation policy must leave as it’s important for everyone to be onboard with the manager’s ideals in order to have a successful season.
Liverpool managed to knick a massive point at Stamford Bridge despite trailing for most of the match after Daniel Sturridge came onto the pitch to score a stunning equaliser against his former club.
The Reds lost against the Blues just days earlier in the League Cup despite the fact that Sturridge scored a beautiful overhead kick at Anfield. The Englishman was part of a new look side that Klopp drafted in for the game, with the Reds’ entire backline subbing out for the midweek game.
Van Dijk has been quite blunt in an interview about what certain players might think about Klopp’s rotation policy to keep the team fresh, saying that those unhappy with it should leave.
Speaking to the Telegraph, van Dijk said: “You have to (understand), otherwise you better leave.
“We all want one thing, we all want to be successful, everyone, and we need everyone’s help.
“It’s a long season with a lot of games, we need everyone and everyone knows that as well, and that’s a big strength for us. Everyone is doing their bit because the season is long.”
Liverpool’s next test is at home against Manchester City and it’s a game that will decide who will go into the international break on top.