Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk reveals when the title race with Man City will be decided

The Reds remain firmly in the hunt to land their first ever Premier League title and a first trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

Having played a game more than their title rivals Manchester City, Liverpool sit two points clear at the summit.

Virgil van Dijk has helped transform Klopp’s defence into the best in the English top-flight since arriving from Southampton for a world-record £75m fee in January 2018.

His performances have seen him tipped as a potential winner of the PFA Player of the Year award.

But while individual accolades will be at the back of the Dutchman’s mind as we approach the run-in, Van Dijk couldn’t help but lean towards the title when asked which trophy he would prefer to win this season.

“Would I sooner win the Premier League or Champions League? I can’t choose,” he told the Premier League Show.

“But the Premier League would be something special.

“This year, because the race is so tight it says a lot about the quality of our team if we do it.

“If not, then we should keep our heads high and try again, but that’s something we’re not focusing on right now.”

Van Dijk and his Liverpool team-mates will be taking one game at a time but will be hoping their rivals Manchester United can do them a favour in City’s game in hand in late April.

The centre-back was being monitored by Pep Guardiola before signing on the dotted line at Anfield.

City continue to keep their hopes of an incredible quadruple alive and the 27-year-old has made a prediction about when the title race may be concluded.

“That’s the unlucky bit for us, that they [Man City] have been fantastic throughout the whole season,” van Dijk added.

“We have been doing in the league fantastically as well.

“It’s something good for people that love football to see.

“I have a feeling it well go right to the end. We will give everything we have and they will too.”


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