Van Dijk plays down Liverpool’s quadruple hopes

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has played down Liverpool’s hopes of completing a rare quartet this season.

The Reds have already won the League Cup this season, and are still looking for the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have made their way back into the Premier League title race, sitting behind leaders Manchester City.

They are also in the Champions League semi-finals, where they will face Villarreal, with the FA Cup Final, where they face Chelsea also in the schedule.

No team has ever managed to achieve a sweeping sweep of all the titles on offer in a single season, and Van Dijk certainly feels “impossible”, although “anything can happen”.

“Nobody has done the quad and there’s a reason for that – because it’s almost impossible to do,” Van Dijk said.

“All this talk about the Quartet or the Triple is from the outside world and it can put extra pressure on us.

“It’s something everyone dreams of, winning every competition you’re in, but we’ll see what he brings.

“Anything can happen, with other teams as well.”

Liverpool’s search for three crucial points in the Premier League continues on Tuesday night when they host their permanent rivals Manchester United.