Virgil van Dijk has become the latest Liverpool player to sign a long-term contract extension, with the influential defender committing himself to the club until 2025.
The Netherlands international has signed a new four-year deal that rewards the huge impact he has made on Jürgen Klopp’s team since his £75m arrival from Southampton in 2018. The 30-year-old follows Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Alisson in agreeing new contracts in recent weeks as Liverpool look to secure the core of the team that has won Premier League and Champions League titles on long-term deals. Liverpool are also looking to tie Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson to new contracts.
Van Dijk has been out since last September with a serious knee injury and has only recently returned in pre-season friendlies. His influence on the team, tuttavia, ensured Liverpool remained committed to extending the defender’s highly successful Anfield career.
“All the hard work we’ve put in so far continues and I am looking forward to what the future brings together with Liverpool,” Van Dijk said. “I’m delighted, very happy and proud.”
Van Dijk believes he is in shape to play in Liverpool’s opening Premier League game at Norwich on Saturday. “I feel like I am ready for the weekend, so we’ll see what the manager decides," Egli ha detto.