Cape Town - Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is
relishing the chance to be part of something special as the Reds target
UEFA Champions League glory.
Jurgen Klopp's men will have a rare chance to fight for the Champions
League trophy when they take on back-to-back winners Real Madrid in the
final on Saturday May 26, after knocking out AS Roma in the
Van Dijk, who joined the Merseyside outfit from Southampton in
January, is determined to make the most of the opportunity and insists
Liverpool will not fear their opponents.
"The Champions League nights I’ve played so far have been very
special – even the away game against Roma was incredible, with their
support and our support, which was fantastic as well,” Van Dijk told the
club's official website.
"To secure the Champions League final spot there was nice, it was
crazy. I've spoken with a lot of big, big legends of the club already
and I like hearing stories of them back in the day. It’s great to be
part of something special now.
"There is definitely a chance [to write our own history]. It is going
to be a hard task, but we just need to believe in ourselves. We know we
have the quality, we know we have the game plan to make it difficult
for any opponent.
"We have to respect them in a certain way, but we’re not going to
fear them. We want to win the game and we’re going to do everything that
is possible. It’s going to be a very big game."