Virgil van Dijk is preparing for an immense finish to the 2018/19 season, where the Liverpool defender hopes to be lifting silverware.

The Reds are still in contention for the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League and van Dijk has been at the centre of the Reds’ success.

The recently-named member of the ‘PFA Team of the Year’ was adamant on only focusing on the next game, rather than getting caught up in the drama of the title race.

“You’re not going to prepare yourself for being second, you’re just going to prepare yourself for the next game,” he said.

“For us now, that’s going to be Huddersfield. It could be a trip because they are relegated, but we are at home and we want to show what we’ve been doing all season.”

Liverpool currently sit in second place on the Premier League table, one point behind Manchester City.

If the deficit is overturned, the Reds will be crowned champions of England for the first time since 1990.

Van Dijk knows that fate may be out of his team’s hands, however he will remain optimistic if things do not go their way.

“If we aren’t going to be champions, we will keep our heads high and make sure we go again next season,” he said.

“Obviously we are not there yet, we still have three games that we all want to win. It’s going to be tough but let’s just go for it.”

Liverpool face Huddersfield on Saturday morning (AEST) before travelling to Spain where they will take on Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Reds fans will be hoping for success in both competitions, a feat which they have not achieved since 1984.


Damon Palmar