Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker are reportedly set to agree new deals at Anfield – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have voiced their extreme delight at the speculation.
With football currently suspended due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Reds fans have at least been given one small positive and have to remain patient for the Premier League to resume in order for them to get over the line for the title.
Football outlet 90min reports that colossus defender Van Dijk is very close to penning a new deal.
It is understood that the 28-year-old has been in discussions about an improved contract since last summer, but finally progress has been made and he’s close to extending his stay.
The report also claims that number one goalkeeper Alisson, 27, could finally reach an agreement on a fresh deal, as he too has been holding talks with the Merseyside club since the beginning of the season.
Jurgen Klopp’s success at Anfield has been built on an exciting brand of attacking football and they have so much talent going forward.
But it’s only been in the past couple of seasons that they have elevated themselves right to the top, with top-class defensive signings like Van Dijk and Alisson arguably their most important.
A selection of Liverpool supporters on social media feel it’s a no-brainer to get Van Dijk and Alisson to sign new improved contracts.
Here are some Reds fans on the reports:
— Danny (@DannySB99) March 21, 2020
— Jayfoulkes (@jayfoulkes78) March 21, 2020
Would love to keep them at #LFC until 2120 with a possible two-years extension.
— LFChistory.net (@LFChistory) March 21, 2020
ten years contract?
— Grasma_fa (@FaGrasma) March 21, 2020
— desmond knox (@desmondknox1) March 21, 2020
YNWA,,, let’s go boys… This is Anfield, this means More. ??
— Matherz.. ? (@msixako) March 21, 2020
Aww! Cheering news no doubt.
— Maraiyesa Emmanuel O (@gmarrus) March 21, 2020