Virgil van Dijk says that Liverpool’s squad is strong enough to compete for multiple honours despite assertions that it’s too small to challenge for the Champions League and the Premier League simultaneously.

He said: “If you look at our group, we have a pretty good squad. Last year we were a bit unlucky with some injuries to certain players so hopefully, we can all stay fit because we will need everyone.

“Obviously teams are us are trying to improve to get as close as they can to Man City and ourselves after last year.

“But if I am looking at our group now and what we have right now, then we have a fantastic group and I believe we can go all the way with this squad.”

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Liverpool are top of the Premier League, leading Manchester City by five points which is the largest points gap at the top of the table after five games played in the division’s history.

While the Citizens are entirely capable of overcoming that deficit, it bodes well that Liverpool have already secured a commanding lead and if they can win every game until they play City in November, it could set the stage for the club’s first-ever Premier League title win.

At the same time, Jurgen Klopp’s men will be desperate to retain the Champions League title after their victorious route to the final in Madrid last year.

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