Ahead of his return to League action, the 30-year-old Dutchman has agreed a new deal until 2025 and says he is ready to come back into the side for competitive action.
Speaking to the club website, Van Dijk said: “I feel good. Obviously [they were] friendlies, you get your match fitness up, get into repetitions of doing things again and again.
“I feel like I am ready for the weekend, so we’ll see what the manager decides.
“It is going to be a totally different atmosphere and mindset for me personally as well. It is something we fight for, for the points, and hopefully, we can get a positive result out of it.
“Last season for me personally has been a season to forget, to learn from and take with me, but I have enjoyed my time here and will keep enjoying it in the next couple of years altogether with all of you.”
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