Though he admitted his two-match suspension was “very frustrating,” Virgil van Dijk also saw the benefits as he watched his team-mates thrive.
Van Dijk has not played for Liverpool now in almost a month, having been sent off in the 2-1 win at Newcastle on September 21.
The Dutchman missed one match due to his red card and another following an additional charge from the FA, but is now back and expected to start against LASK on Thursday night.
Liverpool won both of their games in the absence of their captain, who travelled for the 3-1 comeback at Wolves and watched from the dugout.
Speaking ahead of his return to the fold in the Europa League, Van Dijk saw the silver lining to his time out, which allowed him to relish his side’s “team spirit.”