Virgil van Dijk has spoken to the media ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City on Tuesday night.

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Liverpool head to Manchester with a 3-0 lead from the first leg and have one foot in the semi-finals.

Virgil van Dijk spoke to the media ahead of the match and was asked if he is always so calm ahead of tough challenges. The Telegraph report that he responded, “Sometimes a little too much.

“Sometimes that cost me back in the days, to be fair.

“I’m never nervous. I am just excited. I think, ‘look where I am, playing for the semi-finals of the Champions League with my team. Just enjoy it and love it.

“If everything goes well I will play until 36/37 hopefully and then football is over, so just enjoy it. That is why I started to play football and why I wanted to do it day in, day out. Sometimes you lose, but if you win the feeling is amazing.

“To be fair, yeah, I like pressure anyway.

“You want the challenge and to have every day that feeling you need to push yourself, otherwise it becomes a little bit boring. I think with Liverpool every day is a challenge in training. You are playing against one of the best strikers in Europe. I am enjoying every bit of it. It makes me keep going and will make me better every day.

“I want to sit down when I am retired and think I did everything possible to get the best out myself, not to be thinking, ‘I should have done that or worked a little bit harder.”

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