Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk eyes Champions League success for two years at LEAST

Liverpool secured their place in the Champions League final after a dramatic 4-0 win over Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday night and Van Dijk believes they can make it difficult for any team they play against.

Most had written off the Liverpool ahead of the second-leg tie, especially as they faced Lionel Messi and co. without their top goalscorer Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino, as both were ruled out with injury.

However, goals from Divock Origi and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum helped the Reds win the tie 4-3 on aggregate.

And after the stunning victory Van Dijk believes the club could go on the emulate the success of the club in the 1970s and ‘80s when Liverpool won 11 league titles and four European Cups.

Hopefully we can do it all together for the next couple of years at least and grow as a team and hopefully get a lot of success

Virgil van Dijk

“Hopefully. That’s something we work towards,” Van Dijk said.

“Hopefully we can keep going and make it very difficult for any team in the world.

“We have a great age group. Between 20 and 27, 28, so hopefully we can do it all together for the next couple of years at least and grow as a team and hopefully get a lot of success.”

Liverpool will face Tottenham in an all-English Champions League final after Spurs produced their own miraculous comeback against Ajax.

Brazilian Lucas Moura put in a fantastic display as he scored a second-half hat-trick to help Spurs win the tie on away goals.

Jurgen Klopp’s men will be favourites when they take on Tottenham in the final in Madrid on June 1.

Liverpool have beaten the North London club 2-1 in both of their league meetings this season and still have a chance to finish the season with two trophies as they are still very much in the hunt for their first Premier League title.

However, their fate is not in their own hands, as with one game remaining they trail Manchester City by one point.

Liverpool face Wolves on Sunday and will be hoping City slip up during their away trip to Brighton.

Van Dijk insists it won’t be a disaster if Liverpool don’t win the Premier League title this season.

“If it happens, it happens. We have no influence on that,” he said.

“[City] have it in their hands.

“We’re still in this season and still anything is possible.

“If it doesn’t happen then it’s not the end of the world. We’ve had a fantastic season, both of us. Man City have been outstanding as well.

“To compete with them says a lot about how we’re progressing from last year. It’s just the start. It’s not like next year we’re not going to try to do it again. It’s something we have to build on.

“Hopefully ourselves are going to keep challenging for the title. Man City are one of the best teams in the world and they’ve shown it the whole season how difficult they can make it for any team in the world.

“The only thing we can do is try to win both: the Wolves game and the final.”

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