Virgil van Dijk sends message to Liverpool FC fans about award
The Liverpool FC star isn't thinking about winning the PFA player of the year award after winning the Premier League title
Virgil van Dijk has insisted he is not thinking about individual awards and is concentrating on helping Liverpool FC to win the Premier League title this season.
The Netherlands international has been in sensational form in the current Premier League campaign to help Liverpool FC challenge Manchester City for the title.
Van Dijk has transformed the Liverpool FC defence over the past 12 months after the Dutch centre-half moved to Anfield in a world record deal for a defender last year.
The Reds star has justified his club record £75m fee given that Liverpool FC have the best defensive record in the Premier League after conceding 15 times in 29 games.
Alisson Becker has kept 17 clean sheets thanks to help from Van Dijk and the rest of his Liverpool FC defence.
But Van Dijk dismissed talk of the world’s most expensive defender getting his hands on the PFA player of the year award, underlining his desire to help Liverpool FC end their long wait to win the Premier League.
“I want to focus on achieving something special, which this club hasn’t done for 29 years, and if either myself or any other players are involved in picking up individual awards, that’s great,” Van Dijk told FourFourTwo magazine, as quoted by Liverpool FC’s website.
“It would be a huge honour, but I’d be very proud if any of the squad win awards for a great season, like Mo Salah did last time.
“Winning the league makes you feel even more proud of yourself and the team. It’s a sign of the hard work you’ve put in over a whole season.
“That motivates you. Winning the Premier League title puts you in the history books forever and makes you a legend. That’s why you play football. You want to become a legend.”
Liverpool FC are in second place and a point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City with nine games to go.