Virgil van Dijk says that Liverpool are determined to defend their Premier League title in 2020-21, with the Reds having waited 30 years to get their hands back on the English top-flight crown.
Three decades of pain on Merseyside have been brought to a close by Jurgen Klopp’s record-setting side.
A long-awaited triumph has, however, been secured during the most testing periods for the global population as, amid the coronavirus pandemic, no fans are able to attend sporting events around the world.
Van Dijk told NBCSN’s Men in Blazers:
“I’m very proud, I’m very happy to deliver the title for the fans who have been waiting for so long.
“What we try and do is focus on how to be as consistent as we have been this year and try and win every game the following season.
“But we all start from scratch. Everyone is at zero and we all want to go again and try and do it again but it’s going to be so tough.
“[The aim is] To retain it. To try and defend it. It’s so difficult – we tried to defend our Champions League title this year and we got beat by Atletico Madrid, which was a big blow.”