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is go­ing to be an­a­lysed," said Van Dijk.

"No one is go­ing to look at the good things that you do. Every­body is go­ing to watch the bad things and that is how it is. But I will dis­cuss it with the peo­ple who want to make me bet­ter, who can make me bet­ter, that is the man­ager and the play­ers around me."

Yet, there were signs of why Liver­pool waited to get their man in Jan­u­ary af­ter an ini­tial move for Van Dijk stalled last sum­mer in last wee k e n d ' s 2-2 draw wi t h top-four ri­vals Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur.

Van Dijk largely kept the Pre­mier League's top scorer Harry Kane quiet un­til a fran­tic fi­nale in which Spurs were awarded two con­tro­ver­sial penal­ties - the sec­ond of which for a foul by Van Dijk on Erik Lamela in vir­tu­ally the last ac­tion of the game.

"No one will talk about my per­for­mance in gen­eral. We de­fended very well, had two penal­ties against us with a lot of ques­tion marks around them, but no one is go­ing to talk about that," added Van Dijk.

"But I know that as a team we did very well against one of the best strik­ers in Europe."

Both teams are in need of the points at dif-

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