Firminho: Liverpool want to defend the Premier League for Van Dijk
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Firminho: Liverpool want to defend the Premier League for Van Dijk

Liverpool striker Roberto Firminho has revealed that the club wants to defend the Premier League trophy for defender Virgil van Dijk.

Van Dijk is expected to be out of action for the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury in the Merseyside derby early in the season and according to Firminho, the club misses the former Celtic man and would want to dedicate the league trophy to him.

“The injury to Virgil van Dijk was a real shame because he is not only an important player on the field for us but also in the dressing room. We all miss him of course and the squad wants to dedicate the successes we achieve this campaign to him.

“I think we have shown that we have a great squad of players. So, our target remains the same.

“It is true, of course, that this season is very unusual. You cannot ignore that because of the players missing with Coronavirus and in our case with injuries too. I think this will level up the competition a lot for the rest of the season and make it even more difficult to win the title.

“But our challenge is to be champions again. So, we have to keep our options open at the top of the table and be ready for a long campaign," Firminho said.

With fears over his availability this season, Dijk who has already gone an operation has been updating his fans on his progress with the player hopeful that he will be back in action before the season is wrapped.

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