Virgil van Dijk scores a brace for Liverpool against Watford

Van Dijk eager to commit long-term future to Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk is ready to commit his long-term future to Liverpool and sign a new contract with the club.

Despite having four years remaining on his current deal, the Dutch defender has told the Anfield hierarchy he is ready to sign an extension after helping the club to their sixth European Cup with victory over Tottenham in the Champions League final.

Van Dijk arrived in a world-record £75m deal from Southampton in January 2018, with ESPN now reporting the Dutchman is already prepared to consolidate his commitment to the club.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed a superb first full season on Merseyside, being crowned the PFA Player of the Year as Liverpool finished second in the Premier League before securing European success.

The news will come as a major boost to Liverpool, as they bid to continue building a squad capable off challenging for major honours in seasons to come.

Several first-team stars have already signed new deals, including the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

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