Whatever happens this is just the start for LFC, says Van Dijk
Despite the result at the AMEX on Sunday more than likely going Man City's way, and anything other than a hefty win for them being unlikely, we always have hope.
There's also the hope that next season, City won't be as dominant and we'll be able to just close the gap just that little bit more to overhaul them.
But whatever happens between Brighton and Man City, Virgil Van Dijk is confident that this is just the beginning for this young Liverpool side.
Ahead of that final, huge game at Anfield on Sunday, the Player of the Year said (via the Liverpool Echo): "This is just the start for all of us, I came in last winter (January 2018) and I feel we've made so much progress since then, the club have made many big step.
"We have to take a lot of good things from this season into next and do it again or even better. Then we will see what the rest are going to do.
"The most important thing is to keep doing it every year."
Nothing was expected of Liverpool, in terms of entering into a two-horse title-race with City this season, with the champions expected to romp across the finish line early on again.
But the Reds have, at least, kept the billionaire's plaything of a football club honest (as laughable as that idea is, given the FFP investigations) this season by pushing them all the way since last mid-August.
The prospect of having to repeat this season's feat though, and perhaps even go that little but further and pass the 100 point mark is something that big Virg is preparing himself for.
He went on: "If we have to do it next season with over 100 points we will try and do it.
"But we are still in it [this year] and we have to believe, but we have to be realistic as well.
"It's not in our hands and the only thing we can do is beat Wolves."