Jurgen Klopp’s nine years at Anfield will soon come to an end.He will step down as manager at the end of the season, and key coaches will also leave the club this summer. In addition, Jörg Schmatke also left the team in the winter transfer window.
Liverpool, which is scheduled to undergo a major organizational shakeup, is still working on a new structure and is still in a state of uncertainty about its future. The Spanish powerhouse club sees this as a great opportunity to keep an eye on Liverpool’s defensive leader.
According to Fichajes, Real Madrid is looking for an opportunity to acquire Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, who has less than a year and a half left on his contract with Liverpool, and could be in the market this summer.
He joined the club from Southampton in the winter of 2018 and quickly adapted to the team. He has successfully led a final line that often floundered, and together with Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker and others, he has developed into one of the best defenders not only in the Premier League, but also in the world.
Liverpool is hoping to renew the contract of the 32-year-old center back, who is also a defensive leader for the Dutch national team, and will likely begin negotiations as soon as possible to keep him at Anfield beyond June 2025.
Real Madrid is looking to rejuvenate its center backs and is unlikely to seriously consider signing a defender who will be 33 years old by the end of this year. It is better to regard this as a kind of gossip story.