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Van Dijk not thinking about potential trophy-less season

Van Dijk not thinking about possible trophy-less Liverpool season

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Liverpool could finish the season without a trophy, but Virgil van Dijk said that was not something his team were thinking about.

Virgil van Dijk insisted Liverpool were not worried about potentially finishing the season without a trophy after last night's heavy defeat at Barcelona. Jürgen Klopp's men were left on the verge of a Champions League semi-final defeat after suffering a 3-0 defeat in the first leg at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Barcelona v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: First LegVan Dijk on Messi last night

Chances dwindling for Reds

Liverpool have enjoyed a great season, but they are also one point adrift of Manchester City in the Premier League with two games to go as their chances of winning a trophy in 2018-19 slip away. But star defender Van Dijk said that was not yet a consideration at Liverpool, who make the trip to Newcastle United on Saturday.

"We're not going to think about that," he told DAZN. "We're having a good season and we will try to win something and, if not, we keep working. We can be proud of ourselves, we're playing against one of the best teams in the world and obviously in the league we're playing also against one of the best teams in the world. We're in both races and I think many, many teams would love to be in our position."

Liverpool will keep believing

Lionel Messi's brace after Luis Suárez's opener guided Barca to a strong win as Liverpool squandered numerous chances. However, Van Dijk is retaining belief of an incredible turnaround in the second leg at Anfield on Tuesday. "Anything is possible in football. We definitely believe. That's how we are," he said. "We will never give up and we showed today that we can definitely create big chances against them, the only thing is we have to try and score them."