Passionate Klopp gets straight to the point, says Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk with boss Jurgen Klopp

Virgil van Dijk with boss Jurgen Klopp

"Klopp needs Salah to find his form quickly as they need him firing if they are going to win the title and I hope this global break will give him the release he needs to get back on track ahead of what will be a decisive few weeks in this fascinating season".

"I like Klopp as a manager, it doesn't mean I don't like Pep Guardiola because he plays exceptional football".

And Van Dijk admits he could see the title race going down to the wire.

But on the plus side, City's uncertain performance at Swansea in the FA Cup last weekend highlighted vulnerabilities in their line-up and if they do go 2-0 down against Premier League opposition away from home, they probably won't come back in the manner they did against the Championship outfit.

"I can't choose", Van Dijk told the Premier League Show.

Wayne Rooney says it will be a nightmare for any Evertonian if Liverpool win the Premier League.

And Jurgen Klopp's side are well in the hunt for the Premier League and Champions League.

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You may be surprised to see the Palace v City game on my list of potentially decisive fixtures, but it's there for good reason. "He won't go beating about the bush, that's something I personally like a lot and most of our players like it as well".

It's not just Klopp that's feeling the pressure either, Mohamed Salah has looked like a different player this calendar year than he did at this point last season when the pressure wasn't so heavy in the league.

Luckily, the 27-year-old recovered from ailment and move on with his career, impressing with the pair of Celtic and Southampton before joining Liverpool for £70m.

"City are in pole position, you'd have to make City favourites with them doing it last season".

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher feels Virgil van Dijk deserves to win the PFA Player of the Year award on account of his consistent performances at the back for the Reds.

Liverpool are now two points ahead of City at the summit of the table, but Pep Guardiola's side have a game in hand.

If this scenario becomes a reality, Liverpool will have a real shot of emerging victorious, but the title is City's to lose and Liverpool are relying on help from others to end their long wait for glory.

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