Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk insists matches against Manchester United are no longer the most important of Liverpool’s season.

Virgil van Dijk

The Premier League leaders will be looking to protect and potentially improve their eight-point advantage when they travel to Old Trafford on Sunday.

Previous meetings between the bitter rivals might have been viewed as season showpieces but, with European champions Liverpool now challenging for trophies on multiple fronts, defender Van Dijk said other occasions deserve greater billing.

“It’s massive, but it’s more massive for the fans,” the Netherlands international told Sky Sports.

“I think all of the Champions League games are as big as this.

“The whole atmosphere and leading to the actual game is bigger than some other games but I don’t think it’s the biggest of the season.

“The big ones are [in] the Champions League and the ones that are hopefully going to win us the Premier League title.”