Van Dijk vows Liverpool will look to attack Man City again

Van Dijk: We will attack City again

Van Dijk: We will attack City again

LIVERPOOL defender Virgil van Dijk has hailed manager Jurgen Klopp's ability as an all-round coach.

The Reds face the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening protecting a three-goal lead from this week's quarter-final first leg.

City required just two minutes to take the lead over their North-West rivals with the goal coming from a mistake from Virgil van Dijk.

Aymeric Laporte saw a long-range strike in anger nearly deflected into the top corner by Dejan Lovren but soon afterwards, Liverpool netted a second when Firmino dispossessed Otamendi on the touchline before advancing into the penalty area and hitting the ball into the net off the inside of the post. They were the first team to beat City in the league this season, which highlights the talent and discipline of Liverpool's defensive unit.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said 'It was hard to fall asleep (after the game).

It was Raheem Sterling who got the better of Van Dijk moments before Gabriel Jesus' strike, although he did get revenge on the Englishman later on in the opening 45 minutes. "I can not say anything else about that".

"I knew that from day one that it was the right decision to come here". The game at home was an unbelievable example - everyone was 100 per cent focused and at it.

"And you see what can happen".

"We don't need to go there and think we need to defend, we just need to play our game as we did in the first half against them".

"You can't deny that being 3-0 up is going to be a little bit in your mind".

"They need to come at us, but we want to play our game". We want to win the game and we want to play well.

"But with the quality everyone has got in our team, it shouldn't be a problem whoever plays".

'We know how good they are, we know their strengths and weaknesses as well. "But maybe we will improve for the future regarding this - and realise that sometimes it is not enough what you've done (and need to do more) to win".

But Guardiola says he is delighted with his players, particularly the way they continued to make goalscoring opportunities after going behind against United.

Liverpool's fast start to the first leg seemed to stun Pep Guardiola's side who then had no response to going 3-0 down, and van Dijk added that his Liverpool side aren't considering a fast start from their opponents on Tuesday night, and are instead focusing on their own gameplan.

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