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Van Dijk reveals nerves of steel as secret behind Liverpool success

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has spoken about why the Reds have managed to keep their winning run going for so long.

The Merseyside club are the runaway Premier League leaders and have only dropped two points all season.

It is a remarkable run that could see them end the season undefeated in the league.

The Reds had a scare against West Ham, going down 2-1 at home, but they rallied to win 3-2.

When asked about the run of results, Van Dijk told reporters: "What is the secret? Not being nervous, that is the main thing.

"It was a big blow to concede after a set-piece but we showed mentality, we showed strength and didn't get nervous.

"This team keeps going and keeps playing and keeps pressing. There will be moments when the opponent is going to have problems if we keep doing the same thing and today showed us good opportunities.

"They were a little bit better in the second half than the beginning, they played quite well but I think not being nervous is the main thing."

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