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Van Dijk: Current Liverpool squad is ‘special’

Virgil van Dijk hopes the current Liverpool side can stay together for ‘another four or five years,’ describing the current group as ‘special’.

It has been a record-breaking season for Liverpool, pushing Man City all the way in one of the most thrilling title races in history, losing only one game along the way, as well as reaching a second successive Champions League final.

Van Dijk has been one of the standout performers for Jurgen Klopp’s side, scooping the PFA Player of the Year award after seemingly single-handedly solving the Red’s defensive woes with some commanding displays at the back.

While he is not the club captain, the 27-year-old is one of a number of players within the Liverpool squad who captains his country, and he believes that the ability to communicate with each other is what makes the current crop ‘special’.

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“I think that’s the most important thing anyway – to tell each other. When there are things that need to be said, I think this group of players is special, at least that’s what I’m feeling,” Van Dijk told the Liverpool FC website.

“Hopefully we can stay together for at least another four or five years and achieve so many things with this group.”

Van Dijk also reckons the varying ages within the Liverpool squad is what is making it such ‘a great group’.

“Yeah, that’s why I think it’s a great group,” the Dutchman added. “The characters we have in our team, it all fits, it all goes well so far. Any additions that we are going to get in the future, I think the club knows how to do that as well and it all clicks.”

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