Dutch international and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has renewed his contract with the Merseyside Red. It’s a huge boost for the club who will be delighted to retain its star defender who’s amongst the best in the world. The new contract will keep him at Anfield till 2025.
Last season, Virgil van Dijk suffered a horrific injury to his Achilles tendon which prevented him from playing. A deadly knock by the English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford against Everton meant that Virgil had to undergo surgery. Much of Liverpool’s poor form can be attributed to his absence.
However this season, the defender is once again back in the training session and looking fit. It’s crucial for Liverpool to have the 30-year-old cricketer in the team as he is a born leader and helps organise the defence. Virgil has so far won the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with Liverpool.
“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,” said Virgil van Dijk.
“It was quite easy, yes. 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. I think Liverpool is arguably the biggest club in the world with the best fans, I think, in the world, so I enjoy playing for the club. I enjoy playing for a family club that really is there for you no matter what. The nice feeling I get at the club is that we are all doing it together, we are all in the same boat, we all want to have success together. We try to do it in the right way, too,” he added.
With the Premier League just around the corner, Arsenal will be playing Brentford in the first fixture of the English top-flight on Saturday at 12:30 AM IST at the Brentford Community Stadium. Liverpool will be playing its first game tomorrow at 10 PM IST against Norwich City.