After a quite ridiculous season on a personal level, Virgil van Dijk has offered his own reflection on what was also a quite brilliant season for Liverpool as well.
The Dutchman barely broke a sweat throughout the campaign with a succession of colossal performances, winning the PFA Player of the Year for his fine performances last term.
Liverpool fans have taken to their No.4 with open arms and practically idolise the former Southampton man, even more so after he helped them win the Champions League – the club’s sixth major European Cup.
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It seems as if the 27-year-old shares the good feeling that the supporters have towards him after he posted a heartfelt message on his official Twitter account, taking some time to reflect on the season just gone and the feelings that he holds towards it.
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) June 14, 2019
The former Celtic defender wrote about his pride at playing for the Reds, and how excited he is about what the future holds for Jurgen Klopp’s side as well as for the Dutch national team.
No matter what, the 2018/19 campaign will always be a special one for Van Dijk, as it saw him lift his first major honour outside of Scotland – where he won numerous pieces of domestic silverware.
Last season also saw the Liverpool No.4 appear in his first major tournament final for his country as the Netherlands reached the UEFA Nations League final, having beaten England 3-1 in the semi-finals.
Unfortunately, Van Dijk couldn’t get the win against star names such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva, but it was still an occasion to remember for a player who is also in the running for the next Ballon d’Or – the centre-back is currently favourite ahead of Barcelona wizard and five-time winner Lionel Messi.
The bond that Van Dijk has built with the Anfield faithful last term will last a long, long time and he should hold it in the same regard as he does his maiden Champions League winners’ medal.