Speaking in an exclusive interview with liverpoolfc.com, Dutch center-back, Virgil Van Dijk, talked about his want to improve in every field.
Returning to Melwood training ground today with compatriot Gini Wijnaldum, Van Dijk laid out his ambitions: “We’re going to work our socks off and do everything possible to make it happen this season. We were very close to silverware but obviously not close enough.
“I can improve in any aspect of the game. At the moment, it’s getting back to full fitness, making sure I’m getting better and stronger than I was before. I will work every day and do everything possible and no doubt it will happen.”
A key member of Liverpool's starting eleven, the £75m man has built a strong partnership with Croat Dejan Lovren. With questions surrounding his suitability for a gigantic club like the Reds, Van Dijk has shown the Anfield faithful his heart and desire.
Many fans would point to him as the reason why Liverpool were so defensively solid over the final months of last season. A disappointing end saw the Reds defeated 3-1 by Real Madrid in the Champions League final, but it was an indicator of progress.
Liverpool will be hoping to challenge for the Premier League title this year, and bring it back to Merseyside for the first time since 1990. With the additions of Fabinho and Naby Keita creating a real fortification in midfield, Van Dijk will have a strong squad around him.