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Van Dijk issues rallying call for final 6 Premier League games as Liverpool crash out of the Europa League – ‘Anything is possible’

Liverpool’s Europa League journey ended with a whimper as the Reds crashed out of the tournament despite sealing a 1-0 win in the second leg in Bergamo, Italy.

Mohamed Salah’s early penalty sold Liverpool dreams of a comeback, but Atalanta worked hard to ensure they did not concede more. They limited the Merseysiders to an xG of 0.04 in the second half, and the match ended 3-1 on aggregate.

Liverpool have not scored an open-play goal in the last 300+ minutes of football. The six-time UEFA Champions League winners have lost ground in the Premier League and have now been knocked out of the Europa League.

However, captain Virgil Van Dijk has asked fans not to despair but rather rally around the team to push them for the final six PL games. 

The Reds have matches against Everton, Fulham, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the PL run-in.

“Credit to Atalanta, last week, the damage was done,” said the Dutch international defender (via TNT Sports). 

“Everyone feels disappointed. I feel disappointed, but we don’t have a lot of time to be disappointed.”

“We need our fans more than ever for the last six games of the season, where anything is possible.”

Liverpool drew against Manchester United weeks ago before following it with another poor result against Crystal Palace, losing at Anfield. The results allowed Arsenal and Manchester City to overtake the Reds in the title race.

The remaining fixtures offer a chance for redemption, but only with the unwavering support of their fans. 

Van Dijk’s call to action is a rallying cry for Anfield to roar and push the Reds towards a strong finish in the Premier League. 

Arsenal are notably fragile in the run-in, while City have shown weaknesses, unlike in other seasons when they have powered to the finish line. 

There’s a chance for Liverpool, but they will need the Kop to recover and walk with the team.

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