Liverpool also lost out to Manchester City and Sevilla in the finals of the EFL Cup and Europa League respectively in the German's first season in charge.
His statistics are even better when restricted to the Premier League with 17 shut-outs in 30 matches, which has allowed Klopp's side to take on Manchester City head-to-head as they trail the defending champions by just a point.
"Psychologically we didn't struggle because we are not ahead of them any more and it doesn't change", he said.
This season, and since van Dijk joined the club, no team has conceded fewer goals or recorded more clean sheets than Jurgen Klopp's side.
With nine league games left to secure another Bundesliga title, Bayern captain Manuel Neuer has warned his side not to let standards slip, after losing two of their last three games last season following a semi-final defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €/£100 bonus.
English teams will make up half of all the clubs involved in Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw.
Lonzo Ball out for the remainder of the season
A Christmas Day victory over the Golden State Warriors further propelled the team with momentum heading into 2019. Blood clots have affected several prominent athletes including Chris Bosh and Serena Williams in recent years.
"Being ahead of City is not that important, but we have a game at the weekend and we want to win that game". I'm happy to play wherever he puts me I think.
"I'd like English teams to play against each other". "They have won the Premier league, they have won the FA Cup, won the League Cup but they haven't quite got the Champions League trophy". I don't think we want to play each other in the next round but we'll see who we get.
And Klopp said he is not interested in his personal legacy.
"You can't imagine how [little] I'm interested in that". My job is to do whatever I can to help the team be as successful as possible, not searching to be remembered in 50 years when people speak about me.
"We don't think about the situation in the table or whatever, we are only focused on our situation but we know how hard it is".
Zorc says German clubs still want to nurture future Bundesliga stars, "but when it gets to absolutely top talents, it's more and more hard to find them in Germany". It's not just the floor that's incredibly high though, but the ceiling as well with van Dijk having finished at the top of his tier twice as many weeks (eight) than the next highest player (David Luiz and Matthew Doherty with four).
"It is good that we split the goals a little bit, absolutely it's good".