As rumours circulate that Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk may be leaving Anfield at the end of the season, the Reds captain claims he is “totally committed” to the team.
After the current season, Klopp will leave the Reds, having spent nearly nine years there, as he confirmed last week.
Van Dijk, whose current Liverpool contract is set to end in the summer of 2025, responded, “That’s a huge question,” when asked if he sees himself as a member of the future period. I’m not sure.” Van Dijk, who Liverpool paid £75 million for to join in January 2018, however, said that his earlier remarks about a potential leave had been “taken out of context.”
To make things clear, he is devoted to the club, as he stated on Tuesday in an interview with the “Men in Blazers” podcast. “The club is amazing. I cherish the supporters. The entire context of my words has been altered.”
The contracts of star striker Mohamed Salah and defender Trent Alexander-Arnold are also set to expire in 2025, while assistant managers Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz will also be leaving the Merseyside club along with Klopp.
To bring trophy recognition to Klopp’s term, Liverpool is fighting on four fronts. As the league leaders, the Reds have advanced to the Carabao Cup final and the round of 16 in the FA Cup and Europa League.
“It’s not about me, it’s not about I. It is about us and nothing has changed,” Van Dijk added. “My full focus is on making sure this year can be very special. Obviously [it was a] big announcement over the last couple of days. It has been a shock to each one of us connected to the club.
“We want to achieve things that we dreamed of at the start of the season. Don’t get it twisted, I’m fully committed to the club – I love every second that I am the captain.”