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Virgil Van Dijk: Liverpool must play to win at Man CIty in 2nd leg

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk would prefer to strive for a second win than try to shut Manchester City out.

The Dutchman said: ‘It is pretty clear defending a 3-0 lead is going to be strange but we need to come here with the mindset it is still 0-0, we want to win.

‘We know we are capable of scoring goals and can defend well as a team. We need to keep a mindset of winning the game, rather than defending a lead.

Virgil van Dijk has urged Liverpool not to rest on their 3-0 lead in the second leg at the Etihad

‘They have so much quality, they are going to win the league, but we know their strengths and weaknesses. We need to be 100 per cent and more to win the game.’

Van Dijk added: ‘We are confident but we know it is going to be a totally different game. We need to be prepared for everything. We need to be ready for a fight, for a good game – and we will be.

‘Three games in six days is hard for anyone but tomorrow we want to win and we are going to be prepared for whatever is coming.

‘As a team we are in a great moment. I think we can make it difficult for any team in the world – but we need to show it.’

Van Dijk’s Liverpool travel to the Etihad on Tuesday night looking to seal their place in the Champions League semi-finals.¬†