Van Dijk ready to spur Liverpool to silverware


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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is confident the team can step up another level in the upcoming campaign.
The Premier League side looks to end their trophy drought after coming close in recent seasons, especially last season when they fell to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
The Merseyside outfit’s most recent triumph was a League Cup win in 2012.
And despite showing improvement under Juergen Klopp, the German manager has seen them lose three finals since he joined the club in 2015.
“We’re going to work our socks off and do everything possible to make it happen this season.
“We were very close to silverware but obviously not close enough,” Netherlands international Dijk told Liverpool’s website.
“I can improve in any aspect of the game. At the moment, it’s getting back to full fitness, making sure I’m getting better and stronger than I was before.
“I will work every day and do everything possible and no doubt it will happen,” said Dijk.
The 27-year-old made 22 appearances for Liverpool after he joined them in January.
He helped the club finish fourth in the league and reach the Champions League final, which they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in May.
Dijk missed Liverpool’s first pre-season friendly on Saturday, when Klopp’s men recorded a crushing 7-0 win over non-league Chester.
However, he is expected to take part in several fixtures leading up to next month’s Premier League kick-off. (Reuters/NAN)

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