Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk says he wants to be remembered as a “Liverpool legend” after his playing days are behind him.
The Netherlands captain has been instrumental for Liverpool since his move from Southampton in January 2018 and was the Man of the Match when ‘The Reds’ clinched the Champions League beating Tottenham Hotspur in the final last year.
Asked by Spanish newspaper Sport how he would like to be remembered at Anfield, Van Dijk who finished runner-up to Lionel Messi in Ballon d’Or voting last year said: “As a Liverpool legend. I want to achieve incredible things here.
“I would like to be one of those players that return to Anfield after retiring. I see club legends at games, and I feel part of a really big family,” added Van Dijk, who has also captained Liverpool several times.
Van Dijk and Liverpool are only two wins away from winning their first English Premier League (EPL) title in 30 years. However, the EPL has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic which according to Reuters has killed over 60, 000 people globally and 1.27 million are infected.
“We have a fantastic team, we don’t lack anything, we have all the tools necessary to go on winning: A coach we identify with, a versatile squad, a style of play that breeds victories, a stadium and supporters that play their part,” concluded the 28-year-old defender.
By FARPost Reporter