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​Liverpool defender van Dijk slams extra international matches after gruelling season

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is not happy about the scheduling of UEFA Nations League matches.

Van Dijk feels that players are being asked to play far too many games at present.

The centre-half is with his international teammates as they prepare to take on Belgium on Friday and Wales on Wednesday, before playing Poland and Wales again a week later.

"It's strange that there are four games after a long season," said Van Dijk, who has played 59 games this season, to reporters.

"But it is decided now and we have no possibilities to change that decision.

"But I believe that, during these four games, there is more chance of injuries after a long season.

"That has to be observed, to be analysed and players should have an input in that (the fixture list), I believe."

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