As Virgil van Dijk prepares to start his first full season as a Liverpool player, he has admitted that he is already hoping to get his hands on some silverware.
Before his arrival, Liverpool were conceding goals with alarming ease, but the addition of the 6ft 4 in defender helped Jurgen Klopp’s side make it all the way to the Champion League final.
While the season ultimately ended trophy-less once again, the club’s massive summer spending spree has seen the Reds installed as the bookmakers second favourite to win the Premier League, and Van Dijk is hopeful that his side can do something special:
“With the players we have and we had already last season we can compete in every competition,” Van Dijk told Sky Sports News after their 4-1 win over Manchester United.
“Hopefully we are going to do something special this year. I don’t like to look too far ahead – we just need to do the talking on the pitch and make sure we perform well.
“Everyone in the squad wants to win something. We know it is going to be a very hard season.”
Liverpool last got their hands on a trophy back in 2012 when Kenny Dalglish led them to glory in the League Cup final against Cardiff City.