Liverpool's promising position in both the Premier League and Champions League this season is what Virgil van Dijk had in mind.

Sitting top of the table with seven matches left and in the quarter-finals of Europe's premier cup competition are exactly the kind of situations Van Dijk envisioned when he joined the club in January 2018.

The defender now wants the Reds to capitalise on the opportunities they have created for themselves in order to deliver silverware to Anfield.

"It's definitely what I wanted," the No.4 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."

He added: "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's stellar performances so far in 2018-19 recently saw Andy Robertson lead the calls for him to be crowned PFA Players' Player of the Year.

The centre-half has been a key component in a Liverpool backline that has recorded a league-high 17 clean sheets this campaign, conceding just 18 goals.

Van Dijk, however, insists he cannot take full credit for Liverpool's sturdiness at the back, pointing out the defensive effort delivered from every area of the pitch.  

"In my position when things are going well it's pretty easy to say that I'm sort of the guy that fixes everything," he said.

"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."

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