Virgil van Dijk has urged his Liverpool team-mates to embrace the thrill of the Premier League title run-in as he declared: “Let’s make sure we have no regrets.”
The commanding Dutch defender is relishing the prospect of what Jurgen Klopp’s side could achieve over the coming weeks.
Liverpool find themselves two points clear of Manchester City, who have a game in hand, and the Reds also have a Champions League quarter-final tie with Porto on the horizon.
They are bang in contention for the two biggest prizes in club football and this is exactly the kind of scenario which lured Van Dijk to Anfield back in January 2018.
“It’s definitely what I wanted,” he told Premier League Productions.
“You hope to be in this kind of position – challenging for the Premier League title, being as far as we are in the Champions League now and reaching the final last season.
“I think the ultimate thing would be winning something with Liverpool and we still have any chance to win it. So let’s just go for it.
“The most important thing is to enjoy it. We have to give it our all and make sure we have no regrets at the end of it.”
Van Dijk is the favourite to be crowned PFA Player of the Year having expertly marshalled a backline which has conceded just 18 league goals all season.
However, the former Southampton centre-back insists it’s been a collective effort defensively.
“In my position when things are going well it’s pretty easy to say that I’m sort of the guy that fixes everything,” Van Dijk added.
“But if things are going bad then I’m the one that gets all the blame. In the end, we all do it together.
“If you look at the way we play, defend and attack, it starts up front. The amount of work they do is unbelievable.
“In the back as well, obviously Alisson has come in, but look at Trent (Alexander-Arnold), Robbo (Robertson) has been outstanding.
“Dejan (Lovren), Joel (Matip) and obviously Joe (Gomez) before he got injured was amazing. I think everyone has played their part in it.
“It’s not about one player. But it doesn’t change the fact that I’m feeling pretty good.”