PFA player of the year Van Dijk hopes for another four years with team mates

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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk wants the Reds “special” squad to stay together at least another four or five years and insists there is much more to achieve at Anfield.

The Dutch defender has been crucial for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season and he has praised the number of leaders among his team-mates.

Jurgen Klopp’s side has made it through to the Champions League final this season with a run that included a 4-0 semi-final comeback against Barcelona and finished runners-up to Manchester City in the Premier League.

As they prepare to fight Tottenham to become European champions in Madrid on Saturday, Van Dijk has praised the number of leaders amongst Liverpool’s ranks.

In a statement on Liverpool official website, the 27-year-old told Liverpool “I think that’s the most important thing [the number of leaders in the team] anyway to tell each other,”

“When there are things that need to be said, I think this group of players is special, at least that’s what I’m feeling. Hopefully, we can stay together for at least another four or five years and achieve so many things with this group.”

Van Dijk has enjoyed an impressive campaign having picked up the PFA Player of the Year Award for his spectacular performances at the back for Liverpool.

The Dutchman has been crucial to shoring up the Reds’ defense, having played in all 38 Premier League matches in 2018-19, and could make his 50th appearance of the campaign against Spurs.