If this disastrous season has taught us anything, it’s reinforced the importance of Virgil van Dijk to the foundation of our team. Usually a player’s performances on the pitch are what encourage clubs to re-up their contracts. This time, van Dijk’s absence and the ensuing meltdown was the best advertisement possible for the player.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the board plans to begin contract negotiations with the Dutch centre-half in the summer, and both sides are open to a new agreement being met. This would obviously be great news for the club. Van Dijk’s talent and leadership has helped guide the club to a European trophy and a league title in recent years. His current contract is set to expire in 2023.
Van Dijk’s new contract is one of the priorities in Liverpool agenda since January - Virgil is waiting and he’s open to discuss soon. #LFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 7, 2021
The board also plans to open talks with Fabinho to extend the agreement, as he has only 2 years left on his contract. #transfers https://t.co/LWDqewHJjU
Also a priority this summer will be extending the contract of Brazilian midfielder and makeshift defender Fabinho. Fabinho arrived at Liverpool in 2018. Since then, he has proven his versatility, playing and excelling in multiple positions across the pitch. His contract also runs out in two years, but the board hopes to keep him on for longer.
Securing the futures of these two influential players will mark a huge victory for the club and their journey to returning to the top of the table.