Van Dijk insists Liverpool are perfectly capable of bouncing back from defeat in a Premier League season which has been one huge upward curve and they remain calm about what the result means for their chances of ending a 29-year wait for the title. He only coaches his teams in an attacking way, always.
"We will accept that and congratulate Manchester City - but the season is quite long and I believe in this team". Multiply that by the Liverpool experience Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and now Manchester City experiences, all with fans like me who became attracted and attached to the respective EPL clubs across all the subsequent eras, and there is a reason why nearly all the top players in the world have either played in the EPL or will do so in the future.
Klopp has turned Liverpool into an absolute fighting machine - both attacking and defending.
It was yet another of Fernandinho's candidacy to be among the best defensive midfielders around; one of his biggest supporters is Crooks who compared his selfless performance to Keane and feels if City are to defend their crown then it's key their "number 25" remains healthy. Everyone can make an exceptional season, good moments, but players like Vincent Kompany, like David, like Sergio, like Otamendi, every single year they are there competing with the desire to get more and more and more.
Van Gaal said he enjoyed watching Guardiola's men, but questioned the club's "fighting spirit".
Despite the progress the Reds have made under his leadership, Liverpool are yet to win a trophy under Jurgen Klopp, and Alexander-Arnold wants to end that record.
"Everyone has got to play their part".
Liverpool FC have collected 54 points from their opening 21 games. We were unlucky at times but that's absolutely OK because when City came to Anfield they missed a late penalty.
"Most of the time in the Premier League City don't have to defend because they outplay most sides".
In these kind of games, against the top teams, you can not afford to switch off for a second, even when you have the momentum. "Liverpool are still leaders and they have a lot of games to play as well". But I know the rest of the players want to win things as much as I do.