Virgil Van Dijk lifted the Champions League on Saturday night after a 2-0 win over Tottenham in Madrid and the Dutchman believes this is the first of many special nights as a Liverpool player.
Since his move from Southampton for £75m, the centre back has become widely thought of as one of the best defenders in the world, and now has a Champions League trophy to show for it.
He was part of the team that lost 3-1 to Real Madrid last year, so managed some form of redemption at the Wanda Metropolitano. Van Dijk believes that this can be used as a platform for further success for Liverpool in the future.
“It’s not like we’re going away,” the centre back told the media.
“In July it starts again. We’re going to try everything we can to be challenging for the title, challenging for the Champions League but also for the cups.
“We definitely want to have these nights more often.”
“If we didn’t get anything this season we would definitely have been disappointed because of the way we played throughout the whole season. We deserved something,”
“But to be able to win the Champions League, the biggest club competition in football, is something special.
“To write history for this group of players, the staff, all the fans, and everyone who was involved, is something to be proud of.”