Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan has welcomed the coming of Virgil van Dijk regardless of the reality the £75 million signing is prone to scale back his personal possibilities.
Klavan changed into the primary Estonian to attain within the Premier League along with his header deep into added time securing a 2-1 win at Burnley.
Alternatively, whilst that can end up to be the most important in Liverpool’s season it’s not going to be of a lot lend a hand to the 32-year-old within the temporary with Van Dijk prepared to get his Reds occupation below manner after finishing his transfer from Southampton on New 12 months’s Day.
Klavan, a £four.2 million purchase from Augsburg in July 2016, is fourth-choice centre-back however he isn’t deterred by way of the big-money arrival.
“He is a great addition to our staff. It’s adore it is for everybody: there may be festival and festival is excellent for all puts,” he stated.
Klavan used to be teed up for his purpose by way of fellow centre-back Dejan Lovren as Liverpool got here from in the back of to win for the second one time in 48 hours.
It made it 4 wins in 5 suits and maintained their momentum heading into January, which 12 months in the past used to be when their not going identify bid stumbled as they received simply as soon as in 9 suits—and that an FA Cup replay victory over League Two Plymouth.
What used to be simply as vital used to be the win used to be accomplished with out injured most sensible scorer Mohamed Salah or Philippe Coutinho, and Roberto Firmino taking part in simply the remaining 18 mins instead having been rested.
“It used to be excellent. We stored on combating and were given 3 issues,” added Klavan, whose most effective different purpose for the membership got here in a League Cup win remaining season.
“That’s a part of the sport. Every so often it is going in, now and again it doesn’t.
“The ones had been 3 in point of fact necessary issues however I’m now not in point of fact one that needs to polish within the gentle.
“It used to be a excellent second for me and for the staff to get the 3 issues, which is what we got here right here for, and that’s it for me.”
Everton are subsequent up in Friday’s Merseyside derby house FA Cup 3rd spherical tie, a month after their neighbours secured a 1-1 draw at Anfield with a debatable penalty.
Having ruled that sport however in the long run been annoyed, Klavan feels they wish to make certain this time round.
“It’s at all times a different sport,” he stated.
“It used to be a bit bit unfortunate with the whole thing which came about across the sport however we simply stay on going.
“Once we are at our absolute best there’s a nice likelihood we will be able to be triumphant.”
Supervisor Jurgen Klopp made seven adjustments for the travel to Burnley as he continues to take a look at to stability the calls for of a hectic agenda.
Because of this he accepts his facet won’t at all times be at their absolute best however felt the show at Turf Moor proved they are able to nonetheless get the task performed.
“You want to win your moderate video games, you wish to have to win along with your perspective for your now not 100 % absolute best days,” he stated.
“Personality-wise we had been at 100 %, performance-wise I’ve noticed us already higher soccer taking part in… however who cares?”