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Here is What Liverpool Need to Do to Keep Virgil van Dijk at Anfield

Here is What Liverpool Need to Do to Keep Virgil van Dijk at Anfield (dailyexpress)

LIVERPOOL, NETRALNEWS.COM - Virgil van Dijk deserves to be the best player in the English Premier League this season. The Dutch defender appeared extraordinary with Liverpool. However, Liverpool has a dark story in defending its star players. Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, and finally Philippe Coutinho must get out of their hands and go to another club.

According to former Tottenham player Garth Crooks, Van Dijk will stay long at Liverpool if one of these conditions is met. The condition is that the Red must win the Champions League title.

"I was out of words to describe Virgil van Dijk's performance this season. What the Dutch defender gave to Liverpool's defense this season is difficult to explain," said former Tottenham player Garth Crooks told the Daily Star.

"I feel, if Liverpool fail to win the Champions League, something which is certainly still uncertain, can accelerate Van Dijk's departure from the team. Players like him have to play in the world's best teams," Croocks added

The role of Van Dijk in the heart of the Reds defense is vital. His position is irreplaceable with a total of 49 plays in all competitions. Because Van Dijk the Red has been the least conceded team in the Premier League this season, which is only 23 goals.

For his performance, Van Dijk won two titles and won the PFA Player of the Year and won the Premier League Best Player 2018/2019. But all the titles are not complete because he has never lifted the trophy with Liverpool.

In the Premier League, Liverpool were just barely a champion after losing to Manchester City. The Liverpool still have the chance to win the trophy, from the Champions League event.

In the Champions League final, they will face fellow English team Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 1. The Kop is considered to have to win it, to keep Van Dijk from moving to another club.