Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk can understand fans’ frustration at how this transfer window is going for the Merseyside club.
Liverpool recently sold Jordan Henderson and Fabinho and have yet to replace them. They have tried to sign Romeo Lavia from Southampton but haven’t been able to get it across the finish line so far. Accordingly Sky SportsThe Reds recently rejected a £45m bid for the midfielder, a loss to Jurgen Klopp.
With the Premier League team’s engine room currently looking a bit tenuous and with the issue yet to be resolved, Virgil van Dijk can’t complain that fans aren’t happy at the moment. Speak with The Independent and other media, he said, “I can definitely understand it [fans’ negativity] in some ways.
“But I’m not a very negative person, so obviously I don’t intend to think that way.”
The Dutchman later added: “And the way we played, really good in possession, but defensively, when you concede goals, it’s not so good.” I can understand some people’s doubts.”
Liverpool fans are rightly frustrated
Just when it looked like Liverpool had solved their midfield problem, they lose Henderson and Fabinho.
The Reds have of course signed Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai to improve their engine room but that will likely not be enough after so many departures this summer.
The club tries to remedy the situation by bringing in Lavia. But the fact that that hasn’t happened yet, with Klopp’s men taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, will only add to the frustration.
However, it doesn’t look like Van Dijk and his teammates are going to panic just yet. It’s clear Liverpool still need reinforcements in midfield but they’re good enough to take all three points against the Blues if the starting XI is there this weekend.
Klopp will likely focus on that game for now while his recruiting team and those with the cash at Anfield work on the Lavia deal and other potential names.
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