Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is now switching his focus back to Anfield and important Premier League games following the Netherlands’ loss to France.
The Dutchman played the entirety of the Netherlands’ 2-1 loss against Les Bleus in the UEFA Nations League clash on Sunday night, but was unable to help the Oranje salvage at least a point on the night.
Goals from Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud were enough for the world champions to secure maximum points against the visitors as France maintained their winning start to the tournament.
Tough defeat last night against the world champions but proud of this team and this group. We will stick together, keep working and keep progressing, thats the only way forward! Now time to go back to Liverpool to get ready for an important run of games ahead ?? pic.twitter.com/gwniSoNtkB
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) September 10, 2018
Van Dijk has been a central figure for Liverpool this season, helping the Reds to a flawless start to their Premier League campaign, amassing three clean sheets in the process.
The 27-year-old was not shy of expressing his disappointment with the result against France, but stressed the fact that he remains confident of the group while also adding that the focus will now shift to doing well with Liverpool.
“Tough defeat last night against the world champions but proud of this team and this group”, Van Dijk wrote on Twitter, while posting photographs.
“We will stick together, keep working and keep progressing, that’s the only way forward!
“Now time to go back to Liverpool to get ready for an important run of games ahead”, he concluded.
Liverpool will now face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday and Van Dijk will be aiming to keep a clean sheet away from home.