Michael van Gerwen 'not where he wants to be' but hails third successive Premier League win

Michael van Gerwen celebrated a record-breaking third consecutive nightly win in the Premier League on Thursday, courtesy of a 6-4 success against World Champion Michael Smith.

Van Gerwen travelled to Liverpool having claimed back-to-back victories in Dublin and Exeter, and he continued his dominance to become the first player to win three successive nights since the Premier League's nightly knockout format was introduced. 

The Dutchman lost just three legs on the way to the final of Night Six before turning on the style against Michael Smith.

Van Gerwen, who has now won nine straight Premier League matches, was pleased with his latest triumph.

He told Sky Sports: "You have to turn up in a final against a player like Michael Smith, and I'm glad I did."

The 33-year-old is currently eight points clear at the top of the Premier League standings and is not showing any signs of stopping.

He added: "When you are under pressure, it's the best feeling in the world to produce good darts. It gives you joy and it gives you confidence.

"I know how to win without playing my A-game, but I think in patches tonight against Michael Smith, I did play really well.

"I am not where I want to be yet, but I am winning games and when you see the table, I can't really complain!"

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