Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has called for more patience from the club’s supporters after the crowd appeared nervy during the home draw with Leicester City.
The Reds failed to extend their lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings to seven points following their 1-1 draw at Anfield with the Foxes on Wednesday night.
The result means Jurgen Klopp’s men failed to beat a team outside the top six in the league for the first time this season.
Asked if he could sense the nervousness during the game, Van Dijk said, according to talkSPORT:
“It sounded like it.”
“I don’t think [it transmits to the players] but obviously you get that feeling as well from the crowd and I think it’s not really necessary at the moment.”
“But obviously everyone wants to win so bad and that’s what we want as well but sometimes you need to be very patient.”
“In the end it’s all about showing on the pitch and we’re not going to be affected by that.”
“[But] we want everyone to cheer us on and keep pushing even if we have tough moments, even if we’re 1-0 down or maybe more.”
“We just need everyone to pull in the same direction and keep going, that’s the only way forward.”