- Liverpool beat Leicester on Saturday before Pep Guardiola’s side lost to Wolves
- That means they are eight points ahead of their title rivals at this early stage
- Virgil van Dijk believes Jurgen Klopp’s men need to keep their feet on the ground
- Guardiola believes his side can still catch Liverpool in the Premier League
Virgil van Dijk has called on his Liverpool team-mates to ignore his side’s eight-point lead
Pep Guardiola stated he had faith in his players to come back given it’s still early in the season
Virgil van Dijk has called on his Liverpool team-mates to ignore his side’s eight-point lead over title rivals Manchester City.
The Reds beat Leicester in added time on Saturday before Pep Guardiola’s side lost 2-0 at home to Wolves on Sunday afternoon.
Van Dijk believes Jurgen Klopp’s men need to keep their feet on the ground.
‘So far we have been getting the points,’ Van Dijk told Sky Sports News.
‘There is always room for improvement in our game. And I think we should just focus on all the games ahead of us and don’t look at any gaps or points or difference between us and the others, including City.
‘There are a lot of busy periods coming up as well with December and January and anything can happen still.’
City boss Guardiola believes his side can still catch Liverpool in the Premier League.
The Spanish coach was defiant in his post-match interview, saying: ‘The distance is big, I know that. For many circumstances, they [Liverpool] didn’t drop points. It is better not to think one team is eight points ahead – it is only October.’
‘I know these guys. They are still incredibly involved and they can still do it.
‘It is a lot of points [difference]. But it is better not to think about that. It is better to think about what is next.
‘It was a bad day, that sometimes happens. We started quite well and then we conceded two situations with two loose balls in our build-up – we got a little bit nervous. That sometimes happens – there’s a lot of games to go.’