Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk has shared his frustration and pride as his team lost out on the final day to see Manchester City win the English Premier League title.
Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield and Manchester City’s 4-1 success at Brighton to wrap up the league with only a one point gap over their rivals.
Van Dijk was named PFA Player of the Year recently but he has shared his frustration after the turn out of events for his club.
His words, “Congratulations to City,”
They deserved it by one point, and it was a great title race. I’ve enjoyed every bit of it.
“Frustrated is the right word, I think we are all going to be a little disappointed because we are so close.
“But to get 97 points, to play football like we have played all season, we have to be very, very proud. I don’t care about another opinion, but we work so hard every day to be challenging, to be as close as possible. City were just a tiny little bit better than us, and that’s football.
“It doesn’t mean it is all over. We take a lot of things with us, we will take this on, and hopefully we can challenge next year and do even better.”
“It’s a big honour, a huge honour, but I would swap it immediately for the Premier League title,”
“To get recognition for what I have done this season is always good, especially as defender, but it is all down to everyone around me. Without everyone else who has been working with me, playing with me it wouldn’t be possible.
“Even the team behind the team. Melwood, the people who work there, the people around us are so important. It’s a team effort.”