"In life, there are people that are not always satisfied".
The suggestion that "just" winning the Premier League title is a disappointment is quite frankly ludicrous in the circumstances, and Van Dijk has responded to that effect.
Although the Reds are hardly struggling, sitting at the summit of the Premier League table, 22 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City, who have a game in hand, their poor form across the past two weeks could be a cause of concern for Klopp.
"Sometimes you don't realise a player's importance to a side until they're absent".
Eight-time winners Chelsea thoroughly deserved their win and manager Frank Lampard will take heart from the fact that on the last two occasions they have beaten Liverpool in the Cup they have gone on to lift the trophy. "We will win football games and that is what we want to do on Saturday".
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"I think that's stupid to say [Liverpool weren't bothered about the cups], in my opinion", he added.
Key striker Tammy Abraham is still unavailable, so we could see Olivier Giroud get another start for Chelsea.
And when quizzed specifically on the Atletico game, Klopp said: "No, next week not [available]".
Even before the Chelsea match, former Reds assistant boss Phil Thompson said the 29-year-old has been sorely missed, telling Sky Sports that had the skipper played, he would have demanded a lot more from his teammates.
"The challenge is not any different than if we had won all of our last few games".
"It was a much better efficiency than versus Watford as well as, taking into consideration in the last 2 rounds he's played damaged groups, I do not believe Jurgen Klopp will certainly be also troubled that he's headed out. We have a very important game on Sunday [against Everton], we need to get the win at home and move on from there". "We respect that, we wish them all the best but not tomorrow".
"But at the start of the period nearly every Liverpool follower on the world would have actually claimed, "it" s the league this year which's it', they would take it with open arms as well as order it".