Virgil van Dijk set his sights on a clean sweep with Liverpool this season as he vowed: “I want to write history here.” The £75m centre-back maintained his outstanding form with another accomplished display in Tuesday's stunning 3-2 victory over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.
It extended the Reds' winning start to six matches – their best since 1961/62 – and the Dutchman believes they have proved they mean business both domestically and in Europe. “I have enjoyed every bit of it since I have arrived here and I hope we keep it going,” he said.
“I want to win things, I want to create memories here and write history as well with all these boys. Everyone is excited, everyone is feeling good, everyone wants to be part of this.
We know the season is very long, we have four competitions to play in, and we want to win everything. That is basically our mindset, otherwise you'd better stop.
You need to have ambitions, and with the size of this club, with the people around here and the history of the club, we want to try and win everything.
It's going to be something very difficult to do but we are going to just try it. That is the only way forward."
"We were not in the final last year for no reason. I think we should already get that respect for what we did. But obviously this season is new, everyone starts over, every game.
You need to have belief, you need to have belief in everyone in your team. If you are going to be on the pitch and don't believe it then you'd better stay home. “I'm enjoying every single bit of it. If you look at the team we have, if you look at the the whole squad, there are players not even in the squad who have so much potential and so much quality, it says a lot about our team.
In the end it is about hard work, making sure everyone is there for each other and I think it started for us in the pre-season. Hopefully we can keep on going.
There will be a day when we have downs as well, but then it is how we react. I am not worried about anything.”
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