​Virgil Van Dijk has said that the pressure will not affect Liverpool, after a nerve-wracking draw with Leicester.

The Reds were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Wednesday night, after Sadio Mane’s early goal was cancelled out by Harry Maguire’s close range finish. Liverpool still sit top of the Premier League, but were unable to extend the gap to seven points.

Virgil van Dijk

Van Dijk said that, despite a tense match, Liverpool will not crack under the pressure. As quoted by The Telegraph, he said: “It sounded like it [that the fans were nervous]. You get that feeling as well from the crowd and I think it’s not really necessary at the moment.

“In the end it’s all about showing on the pitch and we’re not going to be affected by that. We want everyone to cheer us on and keep pushing even if we have tough moments, even if we’re 1-0 down or maybe more.”

​Liverpool were eager to secure a huge win on Wednesday, after fellow title challengers ​Manchester City were ​beaten 2-1 by Newcastle United on Tuesday. However the Reds ended up dropping two points, which could prove crucial later on this season.

Salomon Rondon

Van Dijk added: “Obviously everyone wants to win so bad and that’s what we want as well, but sometimes you need to be very patient. We just need everyone to pull in the same direction and keep going, that’s the only way forward.”

Liverpool are aiming to win their first ever ​Premier League title, and their first league title in 29 years. The Reds have come close on numerous opportunities, though there is a lot of belief that this could be their year.

Jürgen Klopp’s side dominated the game on Wednesday, with 78% of the possession and ten attempts on goal. However they only mustered three shots on target, and after scoring after 121 seconds they couldn’t get a second.

Virgil van Dijk

On the game Van Dijk said: “Disappointment is not the right word. At times we had our opportunities, we were dangerous, but in the end it wasn’t enough to score a goal.There are so many games left, anything can happen.”

Van Dijk has been outstanding for Liverpool all season, and has now made 30 appearances during the campaign. He has also featured in every Premier League game this season, missing out on just 45 league minutes.