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Virgil van Dijk comments on Liverpool transfers

Virgil van Dijk has told the Mirror that despite a quiet transfer window for Liverpool, there is more to come from the Reds this summer.

He said: “There’s plenty more to come from the team. There’s a reason why we are European champions.

“We have to stay calm, we want to win games, and yeah ok, Napoli was just a little bit better than us, but even there we showed promising football as well.”

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Liverpool were amazing last season but concerns aren’t about the starting XI but more about what will happen if Jurgen Klopp is hit with a number of injuries during the busiest parts of the season.

The squad is smaller heading into the new season after Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge were released from their contracts after they expired at the end of the 2018/19 season.

God forbid, if any one of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino suffer a long term injury, it could have damaging consequences for Liverpool’s hopes of ending the 2019/20 season with silverware.

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The same can be said of Andy Robertson who is currently the only natural left-back in the first-team setup and unless Klopp signs a new one or promotes Yasser Larouci to the first team permanently, Liverpool are an injury away from having to play James Milner at left-back.

It might be true that there is plenty of quality in the squad but it’s not ideal to head into a season challenging for the league title with such flimsy backup, regardless of what happened the season before.

Klopp certainly knows what he’s doing but he’s not infallible or invincible when it comes to his decision making.

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