Virgil van Dijk targets more goals for Liverpool ahead of Merseyside derby against Everton
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By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 02/03/19 7:52am
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is keen to add more goals to his game to help the Reds in their push for the Premier League title.
The Dutchman scored twice in the space of three second-half minutes as Liverpool beat Watford 5-0 at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Van Dijk has now scored four goals in 56 appearances for the Reds but the Netherlands international believes he can improve his record.
"For myself, personally, to get two goals was great but I'm more satisfied with the clean sheet because if you are 2-0 up at the break sometimes you can get sloppy in the second half and I thought we were focused," said Van Dijk.
"Most of the time with set-pieces I'm always marked by the opponent's best header.
"It is something I am aware that I need to improve. I am working on it, trying to get better with it, and the only way to improve is to train and work."
Van Dijk scored with two headers, with assists from full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.
"The crosses were amazing," said Van Dijk. "They have been doing it throughout the whole season.
"The quality of crossing is always good from both full-backs, and for Trent to get three assists and Robbo to get two is outstanding."
Liverpool travel to face Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, and Van Dijk is looking forward to a potentially hostile atmosphere at Goodison Park.
"I like it to be fair," he added. "It is always something which motivates you even more and it is a great game to play in.
"It's the derby and it's special but we want to show our quality, win the game - hopefully with good football but if not, we are going to fight for it.
"I didn't look at recent games from them but it will be a game full of passion. Obviously you don't want to lose that game - but you don't want to lose any game.
"For us the task is to play our game like we have been doing all season."