Liverpool set to offer Virgil van Dijk a new deal
Liverpool are to prioritize a new contract for Virgil van Dijk despite Mo Salah angling for fresh terms to
guarantee his future at Anfield.
As per Euro Sport, Liverpool could offer Van Dijk a new deal that could see him earn more than £200,000-a-week
and make him the highest earner at the club.
Liverpool set to offer Virgil van Dijk a new deal, The Dutchman has transformed the club’s fortunes after joining
them in 2018. He was named the PFA Player of the Year in 2019 for his consistent performances in the Liverpool
rearguard. Van Dijk is working on his rehabilitation from a cruciate knee ligament injury and the plan is to
announce him on a new contract by the summer.
He is still on the same terms as when he joined Liverpool in 2018 and the club
has always planned to offer an improved deal this season. There are even some suggestions that an agreement
in principle over terms had been made before his injury, but the situation will be revisited in the coming weeks.
That new deal is almost certain to eclipse the current basic deal of Salah, who earns around £200,000-a-week and
is the club’s highest earner. Liverpool will begin to more seriously consider his situation once Van Dijk is signed
up but will not be pressured into a new deal, particularly as there has been no concrete interest from any clubs in
signing him. His contract expires in 2023.