Virgil van Dijk outlines ‘amazing’ Liverpool FC targets

The Liverpool FC defender wants to win lots of silverware at the 18-time English champions

Virgil van Dijk (Photo: LFC TV / YouTube)
Virgil van Dijk (Photo: LFC TV / YouTube)

Virgil van Dijk has outlined his desire to achieve “amazing things” at Liverpool FC.

The Netherlands international has been a huge hit at the Merseyside outfit since his world record move in January 2018.

Liverpool FC made 27-year-old the most expensive signing in their history after his £75m move from Southampton.

While the size of the transfer fee initially attracted criticism, Van Dijk has gone on to justify his price tag in the past 12 months.

The former Celtic defender has managed to transform Jurgen Klopp’s defence into one of the best in the Premier League.

Van Dijk’s influence has helped Liverpool FC to challenge for the Premier League title for the first time under the former Borussia Dortmund head coach.

Liverpool FC suffered the disappointment of a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final last term after Loris Karius made two huge mistakes to hand the crown to los Blancos.

Asked about how he would like to be remembered at Liverpool FC once his career is over, Van Dijk told BBC Sport:

“That’s a difficult question, but maybe as a legend of Liverpool.

“At the moment, that’s something that comes to my mind. I want to achieve great things, amazing things, here. We have a fantastic squad, we have everything, we have all the tools, but obviously we have to do it.

“For us, we have a team in the league that is pretty good as well [Manchester City] that are doing fantastic. We’re matching them at the moment and we will see what happens.

“I just want to give everything for this club. They went all out to get me and I want to give everything for them and hopefully make sure we achieve great things.

“Before I started training [with the club], I went to the game against Leicester [in December 2017]. I was in the boardroom and met so many legends, great players who played for a beautiful club.

“When you play for this club, you’ll always be welcome as you’ve been part of the family. It’s one of the reasons I definitely wanted to play for the club.”

Liverpool FC will make the short trip to Manchester United in their next Premier League fixture at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Reds can move ahead of Manchester City if they secure a draw or a win at Manchester United.

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