Virgil van Dijk could not hide his delight after helping Liverpool FC to claim a 3-0 win at Burnley and make it 13 victories on the trot in the Premier League.
The Reds headed into the game looking to move back into top spot after Manchester City had beaten Brighton 4-0 earlier in the day to move into first place.
Liverpool FC produced a solid display at Turf Moor as Chris Wood’s own goal, Sadio Mane’s strike and Roberto Firmino’s effort secured the three points for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
It marked a record 13th straight win in the Premier League for Klopp’s men, who remain two points clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into the international break.
And Reds defender Van Dijk was delighted to help the Merseysiders to claim all three points.
Van Dijk told Liverpool FC’s website: Beforehand this was a tough fixture and I think everyone who comes here knows that.
“They have a clear plan, very direct, second balls, a hard fight, and I think we dealt with it pretty well. I’m very delighted to take the three points with us and keep the clean sheet.
“They kept doing what they always do, 2-0 is a little bit dangerous because if they score one they are going to go for it and believe it, so I think they held on to that [belief] in the second half and obviously after we scored to make it 3-0 it was game over.”
The Netherlands defender also expressed his delight at being named as the Uefa men’s player of the year last week.
He added: “It was a special night.
“It went pretty quick, I had to focus straight away on [the game against Burnley] and I’m glad that we took the three points.”
Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Newcastle in front of their home fans on 14 September.
The Reds are aiming to go one step further in the Premier League than they did last season.
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