Virgil van Dijk kept a clean sheet as Liverpool dug deep to defeat Manchester City 1-0 on Sunday.

Liverpool have had a difficult start to the campaign but they were determined to defeat Manchester City on Sunday at Anfield. Van Dijk started but he had to keep out Erling Haaland, who had scored in every game he had played for his club in the last two months. Nathan Ake was in the Man City eleven at left-back.

Despite pressure from the visitors, Van Dijk managed to keep out the Norwegian and a second-half goal from Mohamed Salah proved to be the winner.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Van Dijk said, “We were asked a lot to win. It was intense. In the first half we played quite well and gave away little. After the break, we had to defend more often, but we won and that’s the most important thing. It was a matter of running a lot and communicating well. We showed a lot of fighting spirit. You know that if you leave a percent, they will punish it.”

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