Virgil van Dijk signed a new long-term deal with Liverpool on the eve of their first Premier League match of the season against newly promoted Norwich City, the club announced on Friday.
The new contract for the 30-year-old Dutch international center defense is expected to keep him at the club until 2025.
Van Dijk’s absence from Liverpool’s title defense last season cost them dearly owing to a knee injury he sustained in the Merseyside Derby with Everton last October, and he also missed Euro 2020.
“Virgil van Dijk has signed a new long-term deal with Liverpool Football Team,” according to a statement released by the club.
After England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and Brazilian combo Fabinho and Alisson Becker, he is the fourth senior Liverpool player to extend his contract in the recent few weeks.
Van Dijk joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2018 for a reputed £75 million ($104 million) and was instrumental in the club’s Champions League and Premier League victories.
“Amazing. It is something to be very proud of, that I am very proud of, that my wife and my kids are very proud of,” he told Liverpool.com
“All the hard work we’ve put in so far continues and I am looking forward to what the future brings together with Liverpool.
“I’m delighted, very happy and proud.”