Virgil van Dijk, the Dutch defender of Liverpool, has been making headlines recently for his enthusiasm towards the team’s attacking options. The 29-year-old has been a key figure in Liverpool’s backline since joining the club from Southampton in 2018 for a world-record fee for a defender.

However, despite his primary role as a defender, Van Dijk has been looking forward to the attacking options the team has available this season. With the addition of Diogo Jota to the striking force, the Liverpool squad has become even more potent in the attack department.

Jota, signed from Wolverhampton Wanderers in September, has already made an impact on the team, scoring eight goals in 12 appearances in all competitions. The Portuguese forward has provided Liverpool with a versatile attacking option, and Van Dijk has been relishing the prospect of having him on the team.

In an interview with BT Sport, Van Dijk said, “Having Diogo in the team is a great option for us. He’s been fantastic since he arrived, he’s a great lad, and he’s very eager to learn and improve. He’s shown what he can do on the pitch; he’s a hard worker, and he’s always looking to create opportunities for the team.”

Van Dijk’s enthusiasm for the attacking options goes beyond just Jota; he is thrilled to work with the team’s other forwards, such as Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Takumi Minamino, among others. “We have a great group of players who are all determined to do well for the team. We know that we can rely on each other, and that’s what makes us so strong,” Van Dijk said.

The Liverpool captain has played a significant role in the team’s success since his arrival two years ago, leading them to the Champions League title in 2019 and their first Premier League title in 30 years in 2020. But Van Dijk’s influence on the team goes beyond his leadership qualities.

The Dutch defender is one of the best in the world in his position, and his performances on the pitch have been consistently outstanding. His physical presence, aerial ability, and reading of the game have made him a formidable opponent for even the best strikers in the league. And with the addition of Jota to the team, Van Dijk sees even more potential for Liverpool to dominate matches.

“Diogo has brought a lot to the team, and he gives us more options in attack. When we have so many talented players upfront, we can create chances from all angles, and that’s what makes us so dangerous,” Van Dijk explained.

Liverpool’s attacking prowess has been on display this season, with the team currently sitting second in the Premier League table, just behind Tottenham Hotspur. The team has already scored 27 goals in 10 domestic matches, averaging almost three goals per game.

With Van Dijk at the back and the attacking options Liverpool has available, the team is well-positioned to challenge for titles again this season. And for the Dutch defender, there’s nothing more exciting than working with such a talented group of players.

“We have a great team spirit, and we all know what we’re capable of achieving together. We’re all determined to keep improving, and I’m excited to see what we can achieve this season,” Van Dijk concluded.

Liverpool fans will hope that they can continue their excellent form and add more silverware to the trophy cabinet this season. And with Van Dijk’s confidence and excitement about the attacking options the team has available, the future certainly looks bright for the reigning Premier League champions.