Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk has revealed that the memory of losing the Premier League title race to Manchester City in 2018-19 has kept the side grounded.

Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool dispatched Manchester United in a fixture in which they won 2-0 at Anifield on Sunday.

“Everyone wants us to say something about it but we won’t get carried away,” Van Dijk told Sky Sports. “We in the squad cannot and we won’t.

“I think what we experienced last year is something that made our mentality like this. We just want to go one game at a time, trying to stay fit and improve. Even after today, which was a well-deserved, fantastic win.

“We all know how difficult Wolves is, what good tactics they have, the players they have, the manager is fantastic there. What we try to do is prepare very well, make sure we all recover from this, be 100 per cent.

“We all expect it to be a very tough game. It makes it easy to prepare if you know it’s going to be tough and you know there will be difficult moments.”