Cape Town - Virgil van Dijk believes it is possible for Liverpool to
succeed in both the Premier League and Champions League this season.
The Reds will resume their battle with Manchester City for
the top-flight this weekend when they face Tottenham at Anfield and currently
sit two points clear of the Citizens in first, albeit they have played a game
With seven games remaining for Liverpool, the fight for the
Premier League looks likely to go down to the wire and the Merseyside outfit
are hopeful that is one of two prizes they are collecting at the end of the
Van Dijk, who started both of the Netherlands’ matches
during the international break, remains upbeat on their chances of doing the
double, believing the squad has what it takes to end the club’s six-year wait
"With Liverpool, we are where we want to be. Everything is
positive," he said.
"We are in the race for the Premier League, and in the race
for the Champions League.
"It is going to be very tough, but we will challenge
until the end in both of those competitions."
Jurgen Klopp’s men are through to the Champions League
quarter-finals where they will face Porto and are expected to get the better of
the Portuguese side having dumped them out of Europe last season.
Van Dijk is keen not to underestimate Porto and is expecting
a tricky tie, particularly with the second leg being away from home.
He added: "The experience Liverpool had in getting to
the Champions League final last year will help, but it doesn’t guarantee
anything this season.
"People are saying that Porto is the easiest draw ever – but
they are a very difficult team to play against.
"They are not in the quarter-finals for no reason, and
we have to be ready for them."