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Liverpool defender Van Dijk on Arsenal challenge: It's all very exciting now

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is happy to embrace the pressure at the business end of the season.

The Reds are in action against Arsenal tonight.

Van Dijk told the club's website: "Very exciting. It's all finals, we all feel it like that as well. They're all going to be tough games, a very tough programme and the Champions League draw is coming up as well. At the weekend we've got the FA Cup and [tonight] we've got a big game against Arsenal, who are in great form as well, so let's just go for it.

"Let's just give everything we have and enjoy it, believe and no matter what happens, setbacks yes or no, just keep it going and give everything until the end of the season."

On Arsenal, Van Dijk stated: "Yes, obviously they are a fantastic club with great history. I think Arteta is doing a fantastic job there, he has the confidence from their board and they are definitely building towards something good, I think. They have a clear philosophy and identity and it's never easy, especially down there.

"We won there in the Carabao Cup but it was very tough. We have to be very ready, intensity-wise as well, and just go for it. We will try everything to win the game and get a good result. Then we will see if that is enough."

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