Robinson 'wowed' as '£150m' star to be offered Liverpool contract

Virgil van Dijk is worth double the £75million Liverpool paid Southampton to sign him in January 2018.

That is according to former Spurs and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the club’s plan to reward the 29-year-old with a new and improved contract.

This site revealed on Friday that the Reds are willing to hand the centre-half a deal worth more than £200,000-a-week in a bid to keep him at Anfield for the rest of his career.

Van Dijk‘s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2023.

The Netherlands international has missed the majority of the 2020-21 campaign after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the Merseyside derby last October.

Robinson suggested Van Dijk’s absence has been critical to Jurgen Klopp’s side’s dip in form this season.

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“I mean wow, it’s so, so important they get him tied down to a new deal,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

“We have all seen the influence he has had since he came into that team. Van Dijk and Alisson transformed that team into a championship winning team.

“Van Dijk is the best player Liverpool have got. He is integral to that team and not just defensively. They have massively missed him this season.

“A lot of eyebrows were raised when Liverpool spent big to sign him but let’s be honest, if they were to sell him now it would be double that. That is how valuable he is.”  

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