Virgil van Dijk eyes another miracle as Liverpool crave late twist in Premier League title race

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Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk eyes another miracle as Liverpool crave late twist in Premier League title race

Centre-back Virgil Van Dijk considers mind-boggling turnaround against Barcelona and now longs for more brilliance.

With the residue having recently settled on one footballing supernatural occurrence, minds have swung to the possibility of seeing another.

Having booked their section to the Champions League last with a dazzling fightback against Barcelona, Liverpool’s center has moved to Sunday’s exciting peak to the Premier League title race.

Will lightning truly strike twice? What Kopites would give for another throbbing day that makes no sense.

Sitting a point behind Manchester City, Liverpool must beat Wolves at Anfield and implore that Brighton keeps away from annihilation at home to Pep Guardiola’s side so as to be delegated champions.

Likely? No. Yet, at that point nor is returning from 3-0 down to thump out Lionel Messi and co.

In contrast to Tuesday night, Liverpool’s predetermination isn’t in their own hands, however, Virgil van Dijk demands there’s still an expectation. Jurgen Klopp’s men will approach the finale with a similar mantra that served them so well against Barca – never surrender.

“There’s as yet a diversion to go and Brighton away isn’t simple,” the Dutchman said.

“Be that as it may, Wolves at home is absolutely difficult either. We have to concentrate on ourselves. We have to attempt to get three points. On the off chance that we do that, at that point, we did what we could do.

“We’ll witness what’s going to in Brighton. In the event that it occurs, it occurs, we have no effect on that. Anything is as yet conceivable.”

Regardless of whether triumph and getting to 97 points isn’t sufficient to verify the Holy Grail, Van Dijk realizes that there will be no trace of distress inside Anfield.

This has been an amazing effort and it will finish with a shot at European magnificence in Madrid on June 1.

The £75million man is persuaded this is “the ideal begin” for Klopp’s side and they will challenge for the greatest prizes on a yearly premise.

“On the off chance that it doesn’t occur, at that point, it’s not the apocalypse,” he included.

“We’ve had an incredible season, the two of us. Man City have been remarkable also. They’ve appeared troublesome they can make it for any group on the planet.

“On the off chance that City win on Sunday and we win too, at that point they merit their one point more than us. That is the only reality.

“Ideally we can get three points against an incredible side then we’ll see what City can do. In the event that they win, at that point cheerful days for them. In the event that they don’t, at that point, we will celebrate again this Sunday.

“We need to keep our heads up high. We’ve had an incredible season up until this point.

“To rival City says a great deal regarding how we’re advancing. It’s simply the begin. Dislike one year from now we’re not going to attempt to do it once more. It’s something we need to expand on. I’m certainly a pleased man in any case.

“We have an incredible age gathering. Somewhere in the range of 20 and 27, 28, so ideally we can do it through and through for the following couple of years at any rate and develop as a group and ideally get a ton of achievement.”

Van Dijk was taking care of business in Tuesday’s 4-0 destruction of Barcelona.

The inside back dependably had confidence that Liverpool was fit for upsetting that robust three-objective deficiency from the main leg.

“The scoreline over yonder was not how the amusement really was,” he said.

“It sounds like they ruled us however it wasn’t that way. They scored an astonishing free kick. They scored a second fortunate one and the first was a mix-up, a miscommunication among me and (Joel) Matip.

“I’m simply so glad for everybody. We did it and we completely merited it and I think the most significant thing is we accepted from the begin, from notwithstanding when the amusement completed over yonder that despite everything we could do it. Everybody was stating that we couldn’t yet we indicated it.

“Relatively few groups make it that hard for Barcelona. How we squeezed them, how we made possibilities against them and place them in troublesome circumstances.

“You must be fearless, you need to go for broke protectively and we did it. It’s only awesome for all the young men and everybody required with Liverpool. I’m happy to go to my family and appreciate it with them. It’s been astonishing.”

Van Dijk rushed to pay tribute to the players around him after Liverpool kept a valuable clean sheet in the second leg.

It was a snapshot of resourcefulness from Trent Alexander-Arnold that secured the Reds’ place in the last as the adolescent’s immediately taken corner was cleared home by Divock Origi.

“I didn’t see it!” Van Dijk grinned.

“Trent is a phenomenal full-back. In the event that you take a gander at (Andy) Robertson also, they’re remarkable. I’m glad to play with those folks.

“In the event that you take a gander at Matip as well, amazing. Everybody ventured up and demonstrated that we certainly need to go to the last and ideally we can complete it off there.

“The main thing we can do is attempt to win both: the Wolves amusement and the last. We have been exceptional this season and if something happens everybody can be pleased and glad.

“We will do everything conceivable to win it and we will be frustrated on the off chance that we don’t yet it’s not the apocalypse.

“Various groups on the planet have a genuine criticalness to win the Champions League and on the off chance that they don’t, it’s a genuine inability to their season. I don’t figure we should consider it a disappointment in the event that we don’t win the Champions League.

“Dislike we had an awful season or we fizzled this season. It’s simply the begin and ideally, we can do this consistently.”

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