This is just the start for Van Dijk

Virgil Van Dijk has been a colossus in Liverpool’s defence this season and, alongside Alisson in goal, the reason that Jurgen Klopp’s men have been so strong defensively.

When asked whether he can be compared to some of the greats in the game the Dutchman was typically humble.

“I don’t think I’m in that category yet, or at all at the moment,” he said. “But I’m feeling good, I had a good season, a good year. For me, it’s just the start.

“I want to keep doing what I’m doing, keep progressing, keep working hard and hopefully win a lot more trophies with Liverpool but also the national team.”

Van Dijk was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season. Let’s hope for the same again next term.