Liverpool would like to tie down Virgil van Dijk on a long-term contract in an ideal scenario meanwhile the club could be about to net an unexpected transfer boost.
Liverpool didn’t just have to replace Jordan Henderson in midfield over the summer but also in the leadership group among the club’s players.
Henderson had served Liverpool valiantly as captain for many years, but this summer Virgil van Dijk heralded a new era, which seemed to have in turn given him a new lease of life.
Before the summer, Van Dijk had attracted some doubters over his performances last season. Admittedly, the Dutchman had struggled at times during the 2022/23 campaign, but so had the vast majority of Liverpool’s star players.
Now though Van Dijk has proven his dip in form was just a mere blip, and that form as always is only temporary. Whereas class is permanent. Since, the start of the season Van Dijk has returned back to his imperious best and has been fundamental to Liverpool’s positive start to the season.
Strong in the air, and capable of sniffing out any opposition attacks, Van Dijk has dealt with defensive scenarios with elegance and poise. He’s looked like the defender who is among the world’s best once again.
And as a result, he is attracting headlines yet again as well. Here are the two Liverpool.com stories from today that you shouldn’t miss.
Ahead of the January window, Liverpool has a few things that need to be put in order. One of those includes sorting out a new contract for Virgil van Dijk in an ideal scenario. As the captain of the club and thanks to his resurgent form he definitely merits an extension.
Liverpool.com editor Matt Addison has the latest alongside with many other things Liverpool must also do in his article which you can read in full by clicking here. Getting a new deal for the Reds captain would be a great early Christmas present for Liverpool fans.
Liverpool’s development of goalkeepers have gone under the radar recently. But in all fairness, the club’s track record is impressive to say the least.
Not only does Liverpool have one of the best goalkeepers in world football in Alisson, his deputy, Caoimhin Kelleher, has previously been described as the best ‘second keeper’ in the world by Jürgen Klopp.
On top of that one of the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga when fit also came through the ranks at Liverpool in Péter Gulácsi, and there are other young goalkeepers catching the eye as well in the academy.
Another product is on the verge of signing for a Bundesliga side and could profit Liverpool once again after catching the eye against Manchester United.