Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich on Tuesday may have downplayed the importance of Virgil van Dijk – the Dutchman was suspended for the clash – as Fabinho and Joel Matip stepped into defence capably and dealt with Robert Lewandowski well, but the former Southampton man is keen to etch his name in history at Anfield Stadium in the years to come.
Speaking to respected pundit Guillem Balague, van Dijk said that he is keen to be remembered as a legend of Liverpool and achieve amazing things with the historic club. Indeed, if he continues to have seasons as impressive as the one he is currently enjoying, the big centre-half has every chance of a mention in discussion of Reds greats.
Winning the Premier League or Champions League wouldn’t hurt, either, although Bayern Munich threw somewhat of a spanner in the works on Tuesday night as they held the Merseysiders to a 0-0 draw.
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Having arrived at Liverpool in January 2018 after handing in a transfer request at Southampton, the 27-year-old has established himself as one of Europe’s top defenders and, if his aspirations are anything to go by, he could become the pride of Anfield Stadium in years to come.
Not all Liverpool fans were confident he would reach that status at the club, though, while others think he is already there. You can check out the best of the reaction on Twitter below…
Heard it all before
— Jacob Richards???????? (@Jacob_R21) February 21, 2019
He’s already a legend tbf
— . (@NotNinjaah) February 21, 2019
Heard this before * hands in transfer request to join Barcelona
— Lewis Matthews (@king_louie83) February 21, 2019
You turned down oil money and the mancs. You already are big man
— EMName (@Duke_Marqus) February 21, 2019
Bring this title home VVD & you’ll be legends forever.
— Paul O’Driscoll (@podge1971) February 21, 2019
Stay here they will end up building a statue in your honour… go elsewhere n you wil be just another player
— Mondli Alisson (@Stu_gmlk) February 21, 2019
Music to my ears??
— bman (@bman6196) February 21, 2019
Didn’t Coutinho said the same….
— ?????? Leif ???????? (@Kasper99Leif) February 21, 2019
He should’ve told Coutinho this.
— Ryan Reddy (@RyanReddy) February 21, 2019