Virgil van Dijk agrees new Liverpool contract

Virgil van Dijk will sign an improved contract with Liverpool (AMA/Getty Images)

Virgil van Dijk has agreed a new six-year contract with Liverpool, according to reports.

The Netherlands international has established himself as one of the best central defenders in the world following his £75 million move to Anfield in January 2018.

Van Dijk still has just under four years remaining on his current deal worth £125,000 a week.

But according to the Sunday Mirror, the 28-year-old has now agreed a bumper new contract worth close to £200,000 a week.

Virgil van Dijk helped Liverpool win the Champions League last season
Van Dijk helped Liverpool win the Champions League last season (Getty Images)

The report claims that the final details of the new deal were finalised last week and talks had been ongoing since the start of the summer.

Its also claimed that Harry Maguires £80m move to Manchester United this summer was a factor during negotiations as he agreed a £190,000-a-week deal to join Old Trafford.

Virgil van Dijk's new wage is around the same as Harry Maguire's salary at Manchester United
Van Dijks new wage is around the same as Harry Maguires salary at Manchester United (Getty)

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