LIVERPOOL are in a four-horse race for the Premier League title.
That is according to Virgil van Dijk, who believes it is too early to rule Chelsea and Arsenal out of the battle at the top of the table.
Manchester City lead the way on 41 points but they have played a game more than their rivals.
Liverpool, who face Burnley tonight, have 36 points while Chelsea sit on 31 points ahead of their trip to Wolves.
Unai Emery’s rapidly-improving Arsenal side will be hoping to add three more points to their current tally of 30 when they take on Manchester United.
“I don’t see it as a two-horse-race,” he said. “If you look at everyone around us, Chelsea, Arsenal, then everyone has been doing brilliantly so far and it’s going to be very interesting.
“It will be very difficult, but we need to look at ourselves. That’s the only thing, what is best for us.”
Liverpool were seconds away from dropping two crucial points on Sunday in the Merseyside derby against Everton.
That was until Virgil van Dijk’s sliced shot in the final minute found its way to Divock Origi via a Jordan Pickford blunder.
“I don’t see it as a two-horse-race”
Liverpool ace Virgil van Dijk
Substitute Origi headed the ball into the net from one yard to spark wild scenes at Anfield.
Van Dijk, however, believes they should not view it as a potentially vital moment in their title hopes.
“I don’t think it [late winner against Everton] means anything at this point,” he told ESPN.
“The thing is, we have so many games still to play and so many difficult ones for everyone in the league.
“Obviously, we want to keep winning, keep doing what we’re doing and we need to look at ourselves, that’s the most important thing. Then we’ll see if it’s going to be close.
“We believe in each other, we know what we are capable of, we know we are very difficult to beat and very difficult to get a result from.
“But to score in the dying seconds if always something special, and especially in the Merseyside derby.
“Obviously, we all have a lot of ambitions, we all want to win things, but I think it’s too early to look too far ahead.
“We just need to focus on the game that we have coming and don’t look too far ahead.”