Van Dijk responds to Carragher: I need to lose weight?

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has responded to Jamie Carragher’s fat jibes last week.

Following the defeat to West Brom, ex-Reds defender Carragher said of Van Dijk: “I think he needs to get fit and lose a bit of weight.”

Van Dijk joked: “He (Carragher) needs to come into the dressing room and he can see if I need to lose some weight because I don’t think I need to lose some weight!

“I have been out for eight months – last January until September really and I didn’t play at Premier League level.

“It is not easy to come back, especially when I have made such a big step as now with all the eyes on me and they look at every small detail.

“I am just focusing on the team and myself. Other people will talk and have their opinions. There is nothing I can do about that. I will just try and enjoy my game and enjoy being here and that is what I am definitely doing.”