Virgil van Dijk gave a well timed increase to Liverpool on the eve of their first Premier League match of the season with newly-promoted Norwich City by signing a brand new long-term contract, the membership introduced on Friday.
The 30-year-old Dutch worldwide central defender’s new deal is reported to tie him to the membership until 2025.
Van Dijk’s absence as a result of a knee harm suffered within the Merseyside Derby with Everton final October price Liverpool expensive of their defence of the title final season and in addition noticed him miss Euro 2020.
“Virgil van Dijk has today signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool Football Club,” learn the membership assertion.
He is the fourth senior Liverpool participant to increase his contract within the final couple of weeks after England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and Brazilian duo Fabinho and Alisson Becker.
Van Dijk signed from Southampton in 2018 for a reported £75 million ($104 million) and was pivotal in Liverpool profitable the 2019 Champions League and the Premier League the next season.
“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,” he informed Liverpool.com.
“All the onerous work we’ve put in thus far continues and I’m wanting ahead to what the long run brings along with Liverpool.
“I’m delighted, very happy and proud.”
The Netherlands captain has made 130 appearances for the membership, scoring 13 objectives, and has additionally collected winner’s medals within the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
Individually, he was voted the PFA Players’ Player of the Year (2018/19), UEFA Men’s Player of the Year (2018/19) whereas he was runner-up within the 2019 Ballon d’Or and The Best FIFA Men’s Player in 2019.
“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,” mentioned van Dijk.
“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.”
Van Dijk mentioned he’s raring to go after taking part in in three friendlies forward of Saturday’s conflict towards Norwich at Carrow Road.
“I feel good,” he mentioned.
“Obviously (they have been) friendlies, you get your match health up, get into repetitions of doing issues many times.
“I really feel like I’m prepared for the weekend, so we’ll see what the supervisor decides.
“It goes to be a very totally different environment and mindset for me personally as nicely.
“It is something we fight for, for the points, and hopefully we can get a positive result out of it.”