Klopp, Van Dijk, Alisson excited to obtain the Liverpool belt back together
There were butterflies to settle and kinks to undertaking out, but Liverpool’s administrator and two of its stars were buoyed by the Reds’ season-opening 3-0 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.
Alisson Becker was breezy to have a clean sheet and see Joel Matip and Virgil convoy Dijk in face of him, while Van Dijk himself was thrilled to be back in a meaningful match.
As for Jurgen Klopp, he was simply breezy that “Football is back.”
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“The boys are join but you have to obtain used to the impression again, that it’s really exhausting but you can go [on],” Klopp said, . “You own to get over that point in the game, and we did, and hopefully succeeding week we’ll be fresher for longer.
“We were not here to theatre the most exciting football, licit to gain the rationale for the recent season, and we did. Football is back.”
Van Dijk made his boon PL face since an injury in the Merseyside derby and was mostly extraordinary good even accounting for newly-promoted opposition.
And Van Dijk is doctrine like Liverpool can gain plenty this season.
“Thinking about our obtain team, if we stay fit, we retain a good arise to be up there,” Van Dijk said. “To dramaturgy rail world-class strikers again and world-class teams, and when you can’t predict where you will be at the hindmost of the season, it’s exciting.”
Van Dijk was twin with Matip and the chances were few and far among for the Canaries, although Alisson was called upon to accomplish a yoke of quickfire saves on Grant Hanley and Ben Gibson unpunctual in the contest.
“It is really upright to have Virgil and Joel in exterior of me,” Alisson said. “They grant a stockpile of sense of safety. … [My save] was essential to have a spotless sheet. I don’t think the recycle affects the result but it feels good.
“It feels as good as scoring last minute,” Alisson joked and made sure everyone knew he was kidding.