Virgil van Dijk has been speaking about the Reds’ Champions League win in Madrid in June – and has explained just how much it meant to him.
After the win against Tottenham, Reds fans the world over celebrated in stunning style, and, of course, in Liverpool, the party was well and truly on.
Three-quarters of a million people turned up on the streets the following day – almost doubling the population of the city – with many people lining the roads for hours to catch a glimpse of the triumphant squad and the trophy.
It is a scene that will live long in the memory for anyone who was there – as well as the players, like Van Dijk, who were right at the heart of it.
Talking to LiverpoolFC.com, he said: “The parade, that was unforgettable. Last year when we played the final there was talk that if you win then you’re going to have a parade and stuff, so you’re going to get a little bit of an idea.
“This year to actually experience it was something special. Especially at The Strand, it was the craziest part I think. I saw so many people, so many people in buildings, on top of buildings, on boats – it was just so many people.
“I was really, really exhausted afterwards because it was so much to take in, but it was so, so worth it. I will never forget it in my whole life.”
Hopefully next season there will be even more cause for celebration. If the Reds were to win the Premier League, the party might never end.