Liverpool handing new £200k-a-week deal to world-class star to ward off Real Madrid is an absolute no-brainer

Liverpool opinion – New contract to Van Dijk? A no-brainer

According to a report in Mirror, star Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk is heading towards getting a bumper new deal, with Real Madrid and Barcelona keeping track of him.

The Spanish giants are aiming to bolster their defensive ranks, hence, they are eyeing up a move for the Premier League’s best defender. This has triggered the English side to offer a renewed deal to the Dutchman (h/t Mirror).

Liverpool, who signed van Dijk for £75m, are ready to offer him an astonishing £200,000-a-week contract, making him the highest earner in the club alongside Mohamed Salah.

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Virgil van Dijk

All that being said, here’s why the Reds handing a new deal to their colossal centre-back is a no-brainer decision:

Van Dijk is probably the final piece of Liverpool’s puzzle

Liverpool have always been an attractive prospect when it comes to playing attacking football, but the defence was always an issue until the arrival of Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutchman came onto the scene last January and has been a rock solid presence at the back. The best thing about his game is that he makes other defenders make the right decisions at the right time, hence, a collective success at the back.

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If we look at the defensive record of Liverpool this season in the league, they have only shipped in 17 goals in 30 games with 17 clean sheets. This is why they are in the title race against one of the best teams in the past decade.

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Conclusion

Thus, in terms of completing the jigsaws of the puzzle, Klopp did that by signing van Dijk from Southampton. Now, the aim should be to keep him focused on the job at Anfield rather than getting distracted by the interests from the other clubs.

The best way to ward that off is by offering a bumper new deal to the player and tie his long-term future up. And Liverpool are on course to do that, which mustn’t be too tough to decide.

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Written by Mizgan Masani

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