The Dutch defender used to be the topic of a long-running switch saga involving the Anfield membership this summer time.
But the Reds deserted their pursuit when Saints threatened to file them to the Premier League over an alleged unlawful method.
And the Southampton guy has now published that he thinks Jurgen Clop’s males – in conjunction with Manchester City – may cross additional than Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea in Europe’s premier festival.
When requested which English aspect would cross furthest within the Champions League this season Van Dijk, talking on the release of EA SPORTS FIFA 18, advised Squawka: “I think Liverpool and Man City maybe.”
On their possibilities of profitable the contest outright for a 6th time, he added: “You by no means know. It’s all the time going to be tough and [it’s] a distinct taste of play – European nights are all the time other.
“Anything can occur, particularly if you’re the massive English golf equipment who’re within the Champions League this present day.”
Liverpool are probably the most a success English workforce within the historical past of the contest, profitable the European Cup 4 instances all the way through the 1970s and 1980s in addition to the Champions League in 2005.
In distinction, Manchester City are but to win the Champions League with their semi-final look in opposition to Real Madrid in 2016 the furthest the membership has long past within the festival.
Van Dijk has most effective simply returned to the first-team fold below Mauricio Pellegrino after challenging to go away the membership.
The 26-year-old made his first Southampton look of the season previous this month of their 1-Zero win over Crystal Palace after approaching as an alternative.