Liverpool central defender, Virgil van Dijk has signed a new contract that will keep him at Anfield until 2025.
The 29-year-old becomes the latest Reds star to commit his future to the club, having agreed terms on a four-year deal which will make him one of Liverpool’s top earners.
Van Dijk, who had less than two years left on his previous deal, follows in the footsteps of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker and Fabinho in extending their Liverpool contracts.
“It is something to be very proud of, that I am very proud of, that my wife and my kids are very proud of and obviously my agency. All the hard work we’ve put in so far continues and I am looking forward to what the future brings together with Liverpool. I’m delighted, very happy and proud,” Van Dijk told Liverpool club website.
“Since day one when I joined the club, I felt so much appreciation from the fans and from my teammates and the staff, that I could be a very important member of this football club.
“It has been going well; unfortunately last season for me personally has been a season to forget, to learn from and take with me, but I have enjoyed my time here and will keep enjoying it in the next couple of years altogether with all of you,” he added.
The Dutchman joined Liverpool from Southampton in January 2018 for a club-record fee of £75 million ($104m), and has proved to be a worthy investment, as he has helped Jurgen Klopp’s side to Premier League and Champions League titles.
He won PFA Players’ Player of the Year, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and UEFA Defender of the Season in 2018-19, and finished second in the 2019 Ballon d’Or.
Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s next priority, with Anfield sources confident the Egyptian will agree a lucrative renewal of his own deal.