Virgil van Dijk sends message to Liverpool FC fans about Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool FC star Virgil van Dijk pays credit to Jurgen Klopp after the Netherlands star wins the PFA player of the year award

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: The Sport Review)

Virgil van Dijk has paid credit to Jurgen Klopp’s ability to give “confidence” to the Liverpool FC squad.

The Liverpool FC record signing won the PFA player of the year award on Sunday night ahead of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.

Van Dijk has been imperious in the heart of the Liverpool FC defence in his first full season at the 18-time English champions.

Liverpool FC have only conceded 20 times in 36 games in the Premier League, which highlight their incredible improvement at the back.

Indeed, Alisson Becker has become just the fifth Premier League goalkeeper to keep 20 clean sheets in a campaign.

Van Dijk’s calming presence has helped to bring out the best in his defensive colleagues and allowed Liverpool FC to challenge for the title.

Klopp’s perseverance in the race to sign Van Dijk has paid off after Liverpool FC missed out on Van Dijk in the 2017 summer transfer window before the centre-half completed a £75m move in January 2018.

And newly-crowned PFA player of the year Van Dijk was quick to pay credit to Klopp.

“He gives confidence,” Van Dijk told Liverpool FC’s website.

“It’s just credit to everyone who is part of Liverpool. The fans have been supporting us from day one and will always be there.

“Without the teammates around you, the staff, the people who work at the training ground and stadium, everyone who makes sure we’re ready for the next game – everyone is responsible for the good things going on right now at Liverpool.

“We just want to keep it going. Hopefully that will result in trophies in the future.”

Van Dijk followed in the footsteps of his Liverpool FC team-mate Mohamed Salah after the Egypt international won the PFA player of the year award last term.

Liverpool FC are in second place in the Premier League table and a point adrift of Manchester City.

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