Van Dijk: Hopefully the season ends in trophies for LFC
After winning the PFA Player of the Year award last night, Virgil Van Dijk's stock will have rocketed even further. He must also surely be in contention for the Ballon d'Or.
The 27-year old becomes the 2nd Red in the past two seasons to take home the award but bizarrely missed out on the Football Writer's award.
Either way, nobody is in any doubt that big Virg is the best centre back in football right now and one of the best players, and he is keen for the season to finish with at least one trophy.
Speaking following receipt of his award last night, Van Dijk said (via the Liverpool Echo): "How do I aim to become a club legend? Hopefully keep playing the way we are playing with Liverpool – and get trophies.
"All the players in the league want to play for trophies and get trophies. We definitely want to get a trophy.
"We’re working hard every day for it and hopefully in the future that will happen. That’s definitely what we’re looking for."
Because, while winning personal honours is a great, personal achievement for footballers, if you end your career without titles it can often feel as if something is missing.
So to have Virgil saying that he wants to get some new trophies into the well-stocked Anfield trophy room, is music to fan's ears.
He continued: "The fans have been supporting us from day one and will always be there. Without the team-mates 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."