Van Dijk believes Reds can mount a double assault

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool speaks with Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Cardiff City at Anfield on October 27, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Defender Virgil Van Dijk believes Liverpool are capable of mounting a challenge on both the domestic scene and Europe

The Reds face a daunting task at home to Napoli on tonight in which they must emerge victorious either 1-0 or by two clear goals to avoid failing to progress beyond the Champions League group stage.

“At Liverpool, there is always a lot of pressure, but it is good pressure,” the Holland captain revealed to Givemesport.

“You want to play in these circumstances, a night like tomorrow. You want to be getting the job done before tomorrow – but now we are here.

“I definitely look at the squad and think it can compete on two fronts. We still need to show it but I think we are definitely capable of competing in both competitions. Hopefully, that will be the case.”

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Speaking about missing out in Europe’s premier competition, the former Saints defender confirmed it is not a scenario any of his team-mates are even considering.

“That is something I am not even going to think about, so I won’t answer. Hopefully, that isn’t going to happen,” added the Dutchman, who rejected the suggestion going out of Europe altogether would be a blessing in disguise in terms of the title race.

“I don’t think they are Liverpool fans (if they are saying that).

“We want to compete on the highest level. We are top of the league now, but it could change next week. You never know.

“The main thing for us is to stay on the highest level and to do everything we can to go through. It is going to be a tough game but I am very confident, like always in my team.