Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk has insisted there was no reason for Liverpool to panic after their Champions League loss to Napoli on Tuesday.

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool’s six-match winning run was ended with a 2-0 defeat in the Group E encounter at Stadio San Paolo.

Ahead of a trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, Van Dijk said the European champions would not overreact to their loss.

“I don’t know if it’s a wake-up call,” the star defender told UK newspapers.

“Both sides were full in the game and thought it was going to be a draw. Obviously the penalty changed it all and we’re going home with no points but it shouldn’t be a wake-up call.

“We’ve been performing since the start of the season outstanding so there’s no reason for panic. The majority in the game we played well, we put them under pressure and we created opportunities on the break.

“There’s a lot of positive things apart from the result. We have to try to win our other games and we now focus on Chelsea.”