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Van Dijk cools Reds double hopes

9th April 2019, 04:17 by Michael Holland

Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk has cooled talk of the Reds completing a Premier League-Champions League double.

The Holland international cannot disagree with the suggestion that Jurgen Klopp's side could win both competitions, but he stressed that lifting trophies could not be further from their minds at present.

Liverpool lead the Premier League by two points from Manchester City, who have a match in hand, and host Porto tonight in the first leg of a favourable Champions League quarter-final draw.

"We are still in the race, so it's possible. But I think it's still a bit too far to think about it," said Van Dijk when asked about any potential double.

"We have to take it game by game. We know in the Premier League any points dropped or slip-up can end our title dreams. That's the same for them (City), so the only thing we can do is just keep going.

"The only thing we can do is focus ahead of us, first Porto and after that Chelsea. It's the only way we should think. I don't think there's any time for slip-ups in the Champions League either.

"Porto are at this stage as they deserve to be, they are going to be coming for revenge as well. We just need to keep doing what we have been doing all season; playing well, defending well and enjoying every bit of it as well."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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