Liverpool ace Van Dijk reacts to his brace against Watford

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 28/02/2019

Liverpool defender was quick to react to his performance against Watford at the Anfield on Wednesday after the Dutch defender scored a brace against The Hornets in their 5-0 win.

Virgil van Dijk admits it was a "special night” for him after the brace.

The centre-back doubled his tally for the club in the space of three minutes in the final stages of the Premier League encounter at Anfield, following Sadio Mane’s first-half brace and Divock Origi’s strike.

Van Dijk said: "It was a little bit special obviously but from us, it was a great performance overall. We dominated and played well.

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"It is very nice to be on the score-sheet as well. Trent [Alexander-Arnold']s crossing and delivery is top class. He has been showing it already throughout the season and tonight to get three assists is special.

"We can't do anything with people's opinions on the race. We just need to focus on the games that are ahead of us.

"We were all ready and up for it. We wanted to show our fans that we can play like this all season. We enjoyed it.

"I'm not worrying about anyone else apart from what is in the dressing room. I am just enjoying it."

He added: "It was great to score in front of the Kop and to keep a clean sheet was even more important.

"We kept pushing and motivating each other to score more and more. To get a chance for Divock Origi is amazing. He was lively and he was involved. I am very happy for him to get a goal.”

Liverpool will face Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday in their next Premier League game.