• July 19, 2024

Arne Slot to discuss urgently with Virgil Van Dijk after Liverpool star left ‘disappointed’

The prospective Liverpool boss, Arne Slot, is reportedly planning to have important discussions with Virgil van Dijk about the defender’s future as Jurgen Klopp’s departure from Anfield has left Van Dijk feeling disappointed and uncertain. There are reports of interest in Van Dijk from teams abroad, with several clubs in different countries showing interest in signing the influential Liverpool captain. With just a year left on his contract, Van Dijk has not rushed to extend his terms and is evaluating his options for the next stage of his career.

The 32-year-old has expressed a desire to continue playing at the highest level, and clubs such as Borussia Dortmund and others in Spain, Italy, Turkey, and the Netherlands are reportedly interested in securing his services. Slot, set to become the new head coach at Liverpool, is keen to keep the experienced center-back at the club as he plans for the team’s future. The Dutch tactician is expected to hold urgent discussions with Van Dijk on his plans for the upcoming season.

Liverpool’s summer could see significant changes, and Slot’s ability to maintain continuity, particularly by convincing Van Dijk to stay, could be crucial. This would be especially important if Mohamed Salah were to leave during the transfer window, as there is expected interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia for the Egyptian forward, who also has just a year left on his contract. Amidst these developments, Liverpool encountered a setback in a recent match, and tensions arose between Salah and the manager.

The team faces competition for a top spot in the league standings from Arsenal and Manchester City, both with more points and games in hand.

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