Van Dijk
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal of the game during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on December 21, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk insists his teammates are focused on their own performances rather than the results of other title challengers.

Manchester City suffered a shock loss to Newcastle United on Tuesday, leaving Liverpool with a chance to go seven points clear at the top of the table with a win over Leicester City.

But the Reds 1-1 draw with Leicester at Anfield meant they only extend their lead at the top to five points.

Despite knowing that City lost, Van Dijk insists the players were only focused on their performances on the pitch.

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“That’s not something that we focus on. That [City] lose is obviously not good for them but it’s obviously good for us for the title race,” he said, according to talkSPORT.

“But there are so many games left, anything can happen and you see [that] today against a good side.”

“We tried to break them down, especially the last 20 minutes, but it didn’t work out.”

Speaking about the game against Leicester, Van Dijk said: “We were just preparing for the game and this morning we trained and nobody talked about it. We just focused on our game and it was a very tough game.”