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Van Dijk: Winning the League will make us better players

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Virgil van Dijk believes a title triumph would see Liverpool players improve as the squad are eager to carry their good form into next season.

Virgil van Dijk wants his Liverpool teammates to build on their title triumph and even improve their abilities the more.

Two wins starting with a win over Everton on Sunday evening would be enough for the Reds to be officially crowned champions.

21 goals conceded from 29 games so far means Liverpool boast the best defence in the League so far. No doubt the presence of Van Dijk himself has been key to that impressive feat.

While Liverpool did win the Champions League last year, the Dutchman believes lifting the Premier League title is exactly what some players need to get even better.

“We have not won the title yet. We have not won anything yet. But the aim is to start next season in the same fashion,” Van Dijk was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail

“We can be a team that can keep progressing. We have players who can progress and make big steps in their development. Winning the league would be a big experience that could take them to the next level.”

After the title triumph this season, Van Dijk wants his side to maintain their momentum and try to retain the trophy next season.

“We can achieve that first and foremost this season and then we will see what can happen next season. If we win the title this season, we will try to retain it.

“That’s what we are aiming for but everyone knows how difficult it is to retain the title, especially in England and we are not there this season yet. We tried to retain our Champions League title and it wasn’t possible. It’s very difficult.”

“We will try to focus on the nine games we have left but we hope to set the pace for the rest of next season with the title behind our name and defend the title as well.”

Van Dijk has proven himself to be arguably the best in his position and even one of the best players in world football as it stands.