A proper Liverpool player takes the club to trophies.


Van Dijk must guide Liverpool to silverware before he is considered a club legend, says Carragher.


Virgil van Dijk must help Liverpool win trophies before he can be considered a Reds legend, according to Jamie Carragher.

The Dutchman, who signed for the Anfield club back in January from Southampton, has been overly impressive for Jurgen Klopp's side and has helped them register eight clean sheets in the first 13 Premier League games this season, but Carragher believes the defender must do more to be recognised as a legend.

The Anfield great told talkSPORT ahead of Liverpool's 1-0 win over Everton: "He [Suarez] was possibly the best striker I played with. Ability-wise you look what he's done for Uruguay in tournaments, winning Champions Leagues and La Ligas with Barcelona. He - possibly ability-wise - is as good as any Liverpool player we've ever had in the history of the club.

"You think of people like Ian Rush in terms of ability, but those players took Liverpool to a European Cup, a title - Kenny Dalglish won the double famously with a goal at Stamford Bridge.

"I think with a club of Liverpool's size, if you want to be remembered as one of the great players or a legend, you've got to take the club to something. Luis Suarez came very close to doing that in terms of the title and I think he would've done that.

"His name could've been right up there with those great attackers but I think the same is with Van Dijk also. At a club the size of Liverpool it's about winning trophies, it's not about just playing well for Liverpool.

"A proper Liverpool player takes the club to trophies and to heights they didn't expect. He's got the ability to do that."

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