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Van Dijk: Liverpool will bounce back after Watford loss

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Virgil van Dijk has admitted Liverpool’s defeat was hard to take but insists the club would bounce back soon enough.

Van Dijk and Liverpool forfeited a 44-game unbeaten run by falling to the relegation-threatened Watford this evening.

After leaving it late against bottom side Norwich, losing to Atletico and coming from behind against West Ham, the Reds finally suffered a defeat to the Hornets by a 3-0 scoreline.

The Reds barely concede more than a goal but on this occasion, Liverpool conceded three with the untouchable Van Dijk at the heart of the defense.

However, the star defender is not bothered about his side’s loss and believes they will bounce back soon enough.

“We have to look at ourselves, we have to improve again but it’s a tough one to take – but that’s football,” the 28-year-old said via The Daily Mail.

“If you concede three goals – we didn’t have that for quite a while – then we have to improve as a team in total and we will. 

“I think the only positive is that we have an FA Cup game in a couple of days – it is what it is.

“Losing hurts, the record is for people talking about it, we didn’t mention it once. We want to win the next game and strike back. That’s the only way forward.”

It would mean this was the first time this season Van Dijk played a match and conceded three goals too. Something he’ll want to forget very quickly.