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Liverpool defender Van Dijk: Napoli defeat was extreme; we were really bad

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits their meltdown at Champions League opponents Napoli was a shocker.

Serious questions were being asked of Jurgen Klopp's side at that stage, such was the severity of the loss, and Van Dijk has now admitted he also shared concerns over the direction the team were seemingly heading in.

Asked how he handles difficult moments such as this, the Dutch defender told Algemeen Dagblad: “Sometimes it helps to put things in perspective; to take a little more time for the children, for at home.

"I'm just human too, right? I also just have a very normal life. It helps to think about that a bit more. To realise that in the end it is just a game.

"But the dip we had at Liverpool, especially after that match against Napoli (4-1 loss in the Champions League), was a bit more extreme, wasn't it? Then we were really bad. We really weren't ourselves for a while."



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