Virgil van Dijk believes Liverpool have everything in place to achieve ‘amazing things’ on the pitch – and also help him realise his ambition of cementing a position as a legend of the club.

The centre-back has tallied 54 appearances and two goals for the Reds since he arrived from Southampton in January 2018, establishing himself as vital component in Jürgen Klopp’s side and a firm favourite among supporters.

Asked by BBC’s Football Daily podcast how he’d like to be remembered by those fans in the future, Van Dijk replied: “That’s a difficult question, but maybe as a legend of Liverpool.

“At the moment, that’s something that comes to my mind. I want to achieve great things, amazing things, here. We have a fantastic squad, we have everything, we have all the tools, but obviously we have to do it.

“For us, we have a team in the league that is pretty good as well [Manchester City] that are doing fantastic. We’re matching them at the moment and we will see what happens.

“I just want to give everything for this club. They went all out to get me and I want to give everything for them and hopefully make sure we achieve great things.

“Before I started training [with the club], I went to the game against Leicester [in December 2017]. I was in the boardroom and met so many legends, great players who played for a beautiful club.

“When you play for this club, you'll always be welcome as you've been part of the family. It's one of the reasons I definitely wanted to play for the club.”

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