Virgil van Dijk has today signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool Football Club and will remain at Anfield until 2025.
The centre-back committed his future to the Reds by putting pen to paper at Anfield on Friday morning, ensuring his three-and-a-half-year association with the club arriving from Southampton in 2018 for £75m, will be prolonged well into the coming years.
Virgil van Dijk is the latest player to commit his long-term future to Liverpool following his fellow first-team regulars Alisson, Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold in signing new deals at Anfield 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.
Asked how it felt to have inked the fresh terms, Van Dijk told Liverpoolfc.com: “Amazing. 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 added: “I feel like I am ready for the weekend, so we’ll see what the manager decides. It is going to be a totally different atmosphere and mindset for me personally as well.”
Klopp said: “It’s great news. The good thing about this signing is we know him already.
“It was very difficult last year, but he is back on track. Absolutely great, great news. Imagine we had to buy him now. Thank God we only have to give him a new contract.”