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Report: Liverpool to extend Van Dijk and Alisson contracts

This Liverpool side are sweeping all before them. The first XI have achieved a telepathy that has made their press unbreakable and counter attack unstoppable. It is critical that we keep this team together as long as possible, thankfully according to The Independent, Liverpool are looking to give Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker extended contracts.

According to The Independent, Liverpool are looking to tie down Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker to long term contracts. (Photo by Michael Regan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

When Jürgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool there was a lot of work to do .

In his five years of stewardship he has steered the club from mediocrity and a scattergun transfer policy to an all conquering side that buys with surgical precision.

Two areas of the squad that needed bolstering and took the longest to get right were centre back and goalkeeper.

Liverpool acted decisively by buying Virgil van Dijk for a world record £75m in January 2018.

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The following summer The Reds brought in Alisson Becker from Roma for £67m.

The pair completely transformed the side. Before their arrival Liverpool were a freewheeling, free scoring side that just couldn’t keep the ball out of their own net.

Now they can win any game they want to by a goal to nil.

According to Melissa Reddy for The Independent:

“The club’s priority is to lock down the world’s best centre-back and goalkeeper for the long-term with both wanting extended contracts.”

What RTK has to say

This is fantastic news.

Signing Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker up to extended contracts must be a priority for Liverpool.

The pair are inevitably going to attract interest from elsewhere in the next few years, it is important that we keep them happy and here.

Whilst other clubs may be interested in them, The Reds are likely to rebuff any approach – it is important to keep them happy regardless.

The key to maintaining success is continuity, keeping the spine of the side here as long as possible is crucial to this continuity.

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