Ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Barcelona in the Semi Finals of the Champions League, Virgil van Dijk, has stated that his side will need to defend as a unit against Lionel Messi.
Liverpool qualified for the semi final after its 6-1 aggregate victory over Porto in the competition.
Goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Van Dijk gave the Reds a chance closer to the finals.
When asked how he plans to stop the Barcelona captain Van Dijik said, “I don’t know, we’ll see. It’s going to be a great match-up for all of us.”
“Obviously we’re very happy to be in the semi-final again and that’s the only thing I can say.”
“It’s about doing it all together, it’s never 1 vs 1, it’s never just me against a particular striker.”
“It’s always us against everyone and I think that’s the only way we can defend well.”
“And it’s going to be very hard and I think he’s the best player in the world but we’ll see.”