• David Tyrer

This is just the start for Liverpool, says Virgil Van Dijk

Having been in a Europa League, league cup and Champions League final already under Jurgen Klopp, Reds have had our fair share of disappointment when it comes to finals.


Likewise, we've come close to the title a few times in the past decade, but always seem to just fall short at the final hurdle. That may well happen again on Sunday in the league too.


But something about this Champions League final appearance will feel different. We haven't surprised everyone by getting there. Sure, the 4-nil win to overturn a 3-nil first-leg defeat on Tuesday was nothing short of miraculous but getting to the final doesn't surprise us.


We knew that we had it in us, particularly with the new additions of Alisson, Fabinho, Van Dijk and Naby Keita in the summer. And Van Dijk himself says that this is just the beginning for this Liverpool side.


Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Van DIjk said: "We have a great age group, between 20 and 27, 28, so hopefully we can do it all together for the next couple of years at least and grow as a team and get a lot of successes.


"It’s just the start and hopefully we can do this every year.


"Hopefully we are going to keep challenging for the title. Man City are one of the best teams in the world and they’ve shown the whole season how difficult they can make it for any team in the world. But we’re still in this season and still anything is possible.


"They have it [the Premier League title] in their hands. We’ll see. If it doesn’t happen then it’s not the end of the world. We’ve had a fantastic season, both of us.


"To compete with City says a lot about how we’re progressing from last year. It’s just the start. It’s not like next year we’re not going to try to do it again. It’s something we have to build on.


"There’s still a game to play for them and us on Sunday and we’ll see. The only thing we can do is try to win both: the Wolves game and the final. We have been outstanding this season and if something happens everyone can be very proud and happy."



 
 

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