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Virgil van Dijk: 'Rivals should be jealous of Liverpool'

Van Dijk: 'Rivals should be jealous'
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Virgil van Dijk says that he is "proud" of Liverpool's Champions League run and claims that rival clubs 'want to be in his side's position'.

Virgil van Dijk has hit out at supporters of rival clubs for celebrating Liverpool's defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

The Reds fell just short at the end of a magical European adventure as they suffered a 3-1 loss against the three-in-a-row champions.

Van Dijk, who played in six of his side's seven knockout games, believes that those taking joy from Liverpool's setback should actually be feeling jealous.

"Of course we should be proud of ourselves," he told talkSPORT. "All the teams in England want to be in our position right now.

"They act like they're happy, but I think they should be jealous. We were here, unfortunately we lost, but I think we need to take this to next season and make sure we do even better than we did this year."

Following Sadio Mane's goal in the final, Liverpool became the first team to see three players score 10-plus goals in a single Champions League season.


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Virgil van Dijk in action for the Reds during the FA Cup game between Liverpool and Everton on January 5, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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