Van Dijk calls for Reds focus

Liverpool central defender Virgil van Dijk has urged his team-mates to remain focused on their own jobs and not worry too much about Premier League title rivals Manchester City.

The Reds are currently second in the top-flight standings and are unbeaten in their first 12 league games of the campaign, having dropped just six points to date.

They are two points behind reigning champions City, but Netherlands internationals Van Dijk has warned that taking too much notice of how the Citizens are doing could be counterproductive.

He told reporters after a 2-0 Anfield win over Fulham on Sunday: "That is something we still need to see (if we can catch them). They are the champions and the best team in the league, but we will try everything to be as good as we can.

"We don't have to look at others, we want to look at the games we have and the next challenge we have is Watford away, which is going to be tough.

"For us, the challenge is to win or try to win every game that is ahead of us. We need to look at what we have ahead of us and that is more important than looking at someone else.

"It is the only way forward."

Following the international break the Reds return to action with a trip to Vicarage Road to take on Watford on the afternoon of Saturday 24th November.

Last season this fixture ended in a 3-3 draw, with Miguel Britos bundling home a last-minute equaliser for the hosts.

Liverpool can be backed at 4/9 to defeat the Hornets and are 15/2 to secure a 2-0 victory, with a 2-1 final scoreline in favour of the visitors priced at 15/2.

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