Football NewsVirgil Van Dijk Unwilling to Commit to Liverpool After Klopp’s Exit Bombshell
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Reportedly, Virgil van Dijk wants to see what happens next in Liverpool before signing an extension to his deal.

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk is unwilling to commit his future to the Reds until he has clarity over the club’s long-term vision. As such, the defender is unsure what comes next for him after his Anfield deal expires next summer.

Van Dijk is one of three star names whose contracts need sorting ahead of 2025, alongside Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Though there are no immediate concerns that the captain wants an exit, he wants to see what happens next before signing any extension.

Asked if he sees himself being part of the next era after Jurgen Klopp leaves the club, Van Dijk said: ‘That’s a big question. I don’t know.’

The captain was quizzed on how he only has 18 months left on his deal and replied: ‘That’s correct. Good maths. I don’t know. The club will have a big job on their hands, that is well known”.

‘To replace not only the manager but the whole staff, there are so many things that will change. I’m very curious which direction that will go in but when that will be announced we will see our situation. I can’t say much about it. It will be the end of Klopp’s era and I am still part of it”.

‘That’s why I don’t like to talk about it. That is my main focus. We will see at the end of the season, hopefully we will have the success we all dream of and by then probably there will be more clarification about what the club wants for the future and then we will see.’

Van Dijk added: ‘Nothing has really changed (with the squad’s mentality after Klopp’s announcement). Obviously things will change at the end of the season and in the new season but at the moment it doesn’t and we have to keep doing the same things.

‘It’s easier said than done but I sense the rest of the boys think like that as well and it is the job for me to ensure we keep it that way. Today was a good day. The manager said it in his press conference: ask everything there and then we go back to focusing on what we want to achieve.

‘That’s how I see it as well. We can speak about the situation about what will happen next year every week but it doesn’t change. It’s noise we don’t need and that’s why we focus on getting the job done and that’s why I feel nothing has changed.

‘It is still the same but at the end of the season there will be different things happening of course but that is for the club to sort out.’