Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk has provided an insight into how the Reds will approach the Champions League semi-final second leg against Villarreal, which is taking place at the Estadio de la Ceramica on the 3rd of May.
Liverpool defeated Villarreal 2-0 at Anfield last night (first leg).
Despite that being the case, Van Dijk has made it clear that the Reds won't be setting up to purely defend in Spain.
"We know we have to be very mature there as well, we know it’s going to be tough, probably a little hostile atmosphere, but it’s something we should enjoy as well."
Anfield Watch Verdict
We love Van Dijk's attitude. Settling for a two goal lead could end in tears for Liverpool.
It can be a dangerous game simply looking to defend. If Liverpool were in a defensive mindset and Villarreal managed to score an early goal, the Reds could struggle to shift the momentum back in their favour.
So, we are glad to hear that Liverpool will be looking to bury Villarreal in Spain.
But, we could not care less if the Reds only scraped through to the Champions League final. At the end of the day, that is Liverpool's main objective.