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Official: Virgil Van Dijk Signs New Long Term Deal

The star center-back has committed his near future to the club.

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Virgil van Dijk Signs a Contract Extension at Liverpool Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Virgil Van Dijk committed his future to Liverpool FC by signing a new long-term contract on Friday morning.

“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”, he said speaking on LFCTVGO.

It wasn’t a difficult decision to make the commitment, he said.

“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.

He also recognizes Liverpool’s status in the footballing world.

“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.

“I will give everything I have got for the club until whenever. Enjoy this season, hopefully, with a lot of joy, a lot of fun, hopefully a lot of success and support us all the way through, whether it is in the difficult moments – especially in the difficult moments, because they will come and we will need everyone. Hopefully we can make this season a successful one.”