Van Dijk not thinking of trophy-less Liverpool season

Liverpool could finish the season without a trophy, but Virgil van Dijk said that was not something his team was thinking about.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk   -  Getty Images

Virgil van Dijk insisted Liverpool is not worried about potentially finishing the season without a trophy after its heavy defeat to Barcelona.

Jurgen Klopp's men were left on the verge of a Champions League semi-final defeat after suffering a 3-0 loss in the first leg at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Liverpool has enjoyed a great season, but it  s also a point adrift of Manchester City in the Premier League with two games to go as its chances of winning a trophy in 2018-19 slip away.

But star defender Van Dijk said that was not yet a consideration at Liverpool, who make the trip to Newcastle United on Saturday.

"We're not going to think about that," he told DAZN after the loss to Barca.

"We're having a good season and we will try to win something and, if not, we keep working.

READ | Messi brings up 600th Barcelona goal with stunning free-kick

"We can be proud of ourselves, we're playing against one of the best teams in the world and obviously in the league we're playing also against one of the best teams in the world.

"We're in both races and I think many, many teams would love to be in our position."

 

Lionel Messi's brace after Luis Suarez's opener guided Barca to a strong win as Liverpool squandered numerous chances.

However, Van Dijk is retaining belief of an incredible turnaround in the second leg at Anfield on Tuesday.

"Anything is possible in football. We definitely believe. That's how we are," he said.

"We will never give up and we showed today that we can definitely create big chances against them, the only thing is we have to try and score them."

  Dugout videos