Andy Robertson assesses Virgil van Dijk's impact at Liverpool

Mohamed Salah scored the opening goal in the first-half with an exquisite glance with the outside of the boot and Fabinho picked up the assist for his cross into the penalty area.

The hosts have taken points off Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United already this season, but they looked short of ideas in the second half and Liverpool nearly added a third when Patricio thwarted Salah from a tight angle before Mane nodded off target from the resulting corner.

The Reds went to the rain-soaked home of their league rivals looking to maintain their advantage at the top of the table.

"I don't know how much any team needs this season but everybody asks me about the situation and says that the last four times the team that was top at Christmas won the league. You will probably need 105 to be champions at the end of the season, you don't know".

Klopp added: "He (Van Dijk) is in a good moment and very important for us and hopefully it can stay like this".

It could be. So far, it looks like a real special season - honestly.


"But was it ever such a tight race?" "To have 48 points, mid-December, just before Christmas".

Van Dijk overcame illness to deliver an outstanding performance against Wolves that earned the acclaim of his manager and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.

Virgil van Dijk has warned his Liverpool FC team-mates not to get carried away with their good form and position in the Premier League.

His finish against Wolves was classy, meeting Fabinho's low cross from the right byline with a first-time flick with the outside of his left foot. "Back then we were conceding too many goals".

Salah opened the scoring against Wolves in style. The ball went past Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio before he could react.

Klopp will be hoping for more better days ahead as Dutch star Van Dijk continues to show class in the Reds set up after another decent performance. Virgil van Dijk then made it 2-nil in the 68th minute as he tapped the ball into the net from Mo Salah's cross. Klopp, however, believes that Liverpool may need to improve on that record in the second half of a season that he described as "exceptional".


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