FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - August 19, 2023 Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk applauds fans after the match REUTERS/David Klein /File Photo

Liverpool and Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk believes the Merseyside outfit is in a transitional phase but said he had lots to offer club and country after last season’s struggles.

Once a fan favourite who could not put a foot wrong, the 32-year-old was criticised for his performances last term but told reporters he felt he had got the new campaign off to a promising start, despite being sent off at Newcastle United last month.

“We are in a kind of transition phase with Liverpool,”

“So of course it’s nice to feel that the manager (Jurgen Klopp) still considers me part of the new team, of Liverpool 2.0 so to speak. We spoke a lot in the first weeks of preparation. That showed confidence in me.”

Van Dijk told Dutch media on the eve of the Netherlands’ European Championship qualifier against Greece in Eindhoven today.

Source: Reuters

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