Virgil van Dijk conducted a fantastic interview with beIN Sports following Liverpool’s historic 4-0 win over Barcelona to book their place in the Champions League final.
The Reds achieved mission impossible at Anfield on Tuesday night as they came back from the dead to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate.
Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored a brace each to fell a side that had Lionel Messi pulling the strings up front.
These players have ensured that regardless of what happens in Madrid at the end of the month, they will be remembered by this generation of supporters until they breathe their last breath.
Virgil van Dijk spoke to beIN Sports following the match and while he did say a lot about the game and his side’s mental fortitude, the way he delivered his post-match comments was more impressive than what he was actually saying.
The Dutchman is typically calm and collected but following the most dramatic European comeback, he didn’t seem flustered at all and spoke of the game as if it was entirely normal.
His interview really highlights the belief that is coursing through this side at the moment.
Time after time Jurgen Klopp’s side has won matches when they really ought to have been beaten and to book their flights to Madrid in the way they did will further this sense of self-belief.
While there is a lot of talent in this incredible team, they are by no means the best group of players individually and with the likes of Manchester City, Juventus and Real Madrid arguably better 1 v 1, there is no competing with the collective threat that Klopp has engineered.
The final in Madrid will be Liverpool’s second Champions League final in two years and given the way they progressed against Barcelona, they will be full of belief.
To beat the Spanish outfit without Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it all the more impressive.