Monday, 23 September, 2019


Liverpool defender agrees terms on new deal fuelled by rival signing

Premier League- Liverpool v Arsenal Virgil van Dijk, Dutch defender, agrees huge new Liverpool contract
Noah Ferguson | 10 September, 2019, 15:34

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is surprised by claims he's agreed a new six-year deal.

The Netherlands worldwide has earned himself a standing among the global elite with his performances since completing a record-setting £75 million ($93m) move to Anfield.

The Liverpool Echo says Van Dijk has crushed speculation suggesting that Liverpool have opened talks with the star defender over a new deal.

His side were narrowly pipped to the title by Manchester City, but he was instrumental in helping the Reds win a sixth Champions League title, and he finished runner-up to Portugal in the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

"I don't want to put a big backpack on his shoulders, but I spoke about [how] he still has space for improvement, which is the best news actually". And then we will see where that brings us at the end of the season.

The Groningen youth product will now be one of the best-paid defenders in world football but it hasn't always been plain-sailing for him.

And as a set of words that would endear him to a set of supporters instantly, Gronnemark pretty much hit the nail on the head there. It's the little things - things that people wouldn't notice on the pitch, but because you're training with him day in, day out, you learn these things, and you think, "ah, that's what he does, that's how he makes it look easy".

Gronnemark, who spent the opening week of the worldwide break on Merseyside coaching the club's Academy players and staff, is a man in demand.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi will be this this edition's highest rated player on 94, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar completing the top three with 93 and 92 ratings respectively.

Jurgen Klopp is likely to stand firm over one of his most important players as Liverpool go in search of their first league title since 1990.

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