Saudi Pro League’s incredible plan for Liverpool ace Virgil van Dijk

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The Jurgen Klopp era at Liverpool will go down in folklore in years to come in the same way that the eras of Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley are still fondly talked about.

It was a real rollercoaster ride for Reds fans under the German, and that was never better evidenced than when Liverpool overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League.

Key to their aspirations was captain, Virgil van Dijk, who remained a commanding presence at the back throughout Klopp’s time at the club.

Al Nassr want Liverpool stalwart Virgil van Dijk

Soon to be 33 years of age, the Dutchman isn’t getting any younger, though his positional awareness and ability to get the job done remains as good as it has ever been.

Perhaps with that in mind, Liverpool won’t take too kindly to knowing that the Saudi Pro League have lined up an incredible proposition to get him to join Al Nassr and team up with former Liverpool colleague, Sadio Mane, as well as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo Brozovic and former Man City ace, Aymeric Laporte.

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk is a target for Al Nassr.

According to reliable Spanish sports daily, MARCA, the SPL are planning to make van Dijk the highest paid defender in the world.

That would be incredibly tempting for any player, particularly for one that is the wrong side of 30 and for whom the train might not stop at the station again.

Clearly, new Liverpool manager, Arne Slot, would be loathe to lose the squad’s stalwart though.

His leadership, direction, calmness in possession, willingness to put himself on the line in both defence and attack are irreplaceable at this point in time.

Moreover, were van Dijk to decide he’d like to try a new experience, Fenway Sports Group are almost certain to make things as difficult as possible for Al Nassr to conclude a deal.

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