Having won the Premier League in dominating fashion, Liverpool’s first goal will be to see out the current season in style and set a few points records to serve as exclamation mark to their first league title in three decades.
After that, though—and perhaps even already—their attention will turn to next season. And next season, the goal will be to carry over this season’s consistency. To win every game if they can, and to secure another title.
“We focus on how to be as consistent as we have been this year and try and win every game the following season,” Virgil van Dijk told NBC when asked what the goal was for the 2020-21 season, expected to kick off in September.
If they can manage to carry their form—both from this season and last season as well, as this group of players earned 97 points in the league finishing second in 2018-19—then they will be remembered as an all-time great side.
“Everyone is at zero and we all want to go again and try and do it again but it’s going to be so tough,” the Dutch defender added. “That’s what we’re aiming for. We want to retain it, to try and defend it, [but] it will be so difficult.”