Liverpool preparing £250,000-a-week contract for world-class centre-back

Liverpool have indicated to Virgil van Dijk that they are willng to hand him a new long-term deal.

The defender has been a revelation since moving to Merseyside club back in January 2018, making 76 appearances in all competitions and guiding the side to the Champions League glory.

The 28-year-old centre-back still has just under four years left on his current deal, taking him until the end of the 2022-23 season, but it appears that the Merseyside club are set to improve the Netherlands international’s current terms.

Liverpool intend to double the powerhouse defender’s wages while adding at least another 12 months to his time at Anfield.

The report adds that the defender would stand to earn in the region of £250,000 per week, moving him in line with the biggest earners at Merseyside club.

Liverpool also offered a contract extension to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who is trying to get back to his best form since rehabbing from the gruesome injury he suffered in the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City.

The English midfielder signed the extension which will keep him at the club until 2023. Despite not being in the best form, Liverpool are trusting the England international, which surely is an additional boost for the player and entire collective at Anfield.

The European champions have been giving new lucrative deals to all key first-team players to reward their performances, and this policy appears to be working with the side improving day by day.