Liverpool confident agreeing new deal with key star amid exit links

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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been linked with a move away from the club during the summer transfer window.

The 32-year-old has entered the final year of his contract and naturally, there have been speculations surrounding his future at the club. Saudi Arabian clubs are reportedly keen on signing the defender this summer, but a report from Talk Sport claims that Liverpool are confident that he will stay at the club beyond this summer.

Meanwhile, a report from HITC claims that Liverpool are confident of agreeing on a new contract with the player.

Liverpool must hold onto their best players in order to compete at the highest level and keeping the 32-year-old defender at the club will be imperative. He has been outstanding since joining the club in 2018, and he has helped them win the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League title. The defender played a key role in Liverpool winning the Carabao Cup last season, scoring the winning goal of the game in the final against Chelsea.

The Dutch international is undoubtedly one of the best defenders in world football and he is the captain of the club. Losing him would weaken the squad severely, and Liverpool simply cannot afford that. It will be interesting to see if they can convince the player to sign a new contract with them in the coming weeks.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool applauds the fans after the team’s victory in the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on April 21, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Liverpool must keep players like Van Dijk at the club

Players like Alisson Becker and Trent Alexander-Arnold are nearing the end of the contract as well, and they have been linked with moves away from Anfield. Liverpool must secure the long-term futures of their key players. They have already parted ways Jurgen Klopp and they cannot afford to lose their best players as well.

There have been rumours that Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr are keen on signing Van Dijk this summer, but the report from Talk Sport claims that the rumours are wide of the mark.

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