Virgil van Dijk has extended his contract with Liverpool for two years on Friday.

The thirty-year-old top defender is now stuck with the nineteen-time national champion until mid-2025.

The contract extension is a boost for Van Dijk, who has been recovering from a serious knee injury in recent months.

He missed the European Championship with the Orange due to his injury.

He recently made his comeback at Liverpool.

"This is great, I am very proud of it along with my wife, children and agent. All the hard work continues. I look forward to what the future brings at Liverpool," said Van Dijk on the Liverpool website. his new contract.

Van Dijk moved from Southampton to Liverpool in January 2018, who paid almost €85 million for him.

He became the most expensive defender in the world, although he has now lost that status again.

Virgil van Dijk suffered a knee injury in the run-up to the European Championship and had to unsubscribe from the Orange squad.

Virgil van Dijk suffered a knee injury in the run-up to the European Championship and had to unsubscribe from the Orange squad.

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Van Dijk celebrated great successes with Liverpool

Van Dijk immediately became one of the most important players at Liverpool.

He helped the club to its first league title in thirty years last year, having already won the Champions League a season earlier with 'The Reds'.

His good performances led to Van Dijk being voted European Footballer of the Year in 2019.

That same year, he was among the last three contenders for both the Golden Ball and the World Footballer of the Year award, but both titles went to Lionel Messi.

Van Dijk started his professional career in 2011 at FC Groningen and played not only for Celtic and Liverpool, but also for Southampton.

Since his Orange debut in 2015, he has won 38 international matches.

The recovered Van Dijk may make his official return to Liverpool on Saturday, when the club kicks off the Premier League season with an away game against Norwich City.

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