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Van Dijk targets maximum points in remaining Champions League ties

Virgil van Dijk is targeting a win for each of Liverpool's remaining games in the Champions League group stages this season.

The Reds sit second in Group C following their defeat to Napoli last time out, which places extra importance on their clash against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.

Jürgen Klopp’s men are favourites to win against the Serbian side at Anfield, but defender Van Dijk knows they cannot underestimate any opponents.

“We need to respect the opponent,” he told The Mirror. “They are in the Champions League – the best competition in Europe apart from the Premier League – and it will be a hard game.

“We need to be 100 per cent and I think we will be. Against Huddersfield, we should have done even better.

“Obviously we kept a clean sheet but we could have made it easier for ourselves.”

“We will try to score more goals,” the defender added. “I think everyone is giving their all. Obviously we have things to improve up front and also at the back.

“It was important for everyone to score, but, of course, it was good for Moh to score. I was very happy for him.

“But I wasn’t in any doubt that he would score again because he’s such a good player.”