Wednesday, 19 February, 2020

Liverpool superstar in talks for new five-year contract worth £50million

Revealed: Liverpool to offer £50m+ new deal that FSG sees as priority Liverpool preparing talks over huge £50m contract for Van Dijk
Cary Erickson | 15 February, 2020, 07:44

The club is reportedly willing to offer a new contract to the Dutch worldwide.

Dutch defender Van Dijk, 28, has been instrumental in Liverpool's rise to dominance since his arrival at Anfield in January 2018. It would see the player earn an astonishing amount.

With that in mind, Liverpool are keen to get him tied down to a new deal to ensure that finance will not be an issue for the player.

Van Dijk is now tied to the five-year contract he signed when arriving from Saints and picks up a reported £125 000 a week.

Looking at possible contenders for a Premier League dream team for this season, you would have to put the Liverpool quartet of keeper Alisson, centre-back Van Dijk and full-backs Trent Alexander Arnold, and Andy Robertson in defence. However, reports suggest that the new contract would see him earn £150,000 per week.

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The Reds are set to take on Norwich City in their next league fixture at the weekend as they travel to Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon. He won the PFA Player of the Year Award in his debut season with the Reds.

It's been clear throughout this season that Liverpool are in a league of their own, with the 22-point advantage they have over their nearest rival confirming the player of the season has to come from Jurgen Klopp's squad and, for me, it feels like this is Henderson's moment.

Liverpool are on course to win their first Premier League title since the inception of the competition.

Meanwhile, had reported that Mark Gretton, a Liverpool fan, is confident his club will be crowned league champions at the end of this season and has already gotten a tattoo that reads "Premier League Champions 2019/20".