Virgil van Dijk has revealed he doesn’t know whether or not he will probably be a part of the post-Jurgen Klopp period at Liverpool.
Klopp introduced on Friday he will probably be standing down as Liverpool supervisor on the finish of the 2023/24 season, although had advised the membership of his plans again in November.
The Reds took to the pitch for the primary time because the announcement on Sunday with a complete 5-2 win at house to Norwich Metropolis – who’re managed by Klopp’s shut buddy David Wagner – within the fourth spherical of the FA Cup.
Membership captain Van Dijk was on the scoresheet on an emotional day at Anfield and he fronted as much as the press post-match. He was requested whether or not he noticed himself nonetheless at Liverpool as soon as Klopp is gone.
“That’s a giant query. Nicely, I do not know,” the Dutchman replied.
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Van Dijk is considered one of a number of key Liverpool gamers whose contracts expire in the summertime of 2025 – a incontrovertible fact that was put to him within the subsequent query he confronted.
“That’s right – good maths! Pay attention, I do not know,” he continued.
“The membership can have a giant job on their palms. That’s well-known. To interchange the supervisor and change not solely the supervisor, the workers is leaving, and there are such a lot of issues that may change.
“So the membership has a giant job on its palms and I’m very curious which path that may go in. However when that will probably be introduced we’ll see our scenario. I can not say a lot about it.”
He added: “Clearly it will likely be the tip of Jurgen Klopp’s period. I’m very glad that I’m nonetheless a part of it. That’s the reason I do not like to talk about it. I’m nonetheless a part of it.
“That’s my principal focus and we’ll see on the finish of the season. Hopefully, we have now the success that all of us dream of and battle for every day and, by then, there’ll most likely be extra clarification for what the membership desires for the longer term after which we’ll see.”
Liverpool are nonetheless competing on 4 fronts this season and have an awesome likelihood to win extra silverware earlier than Klopp indicators off from the job. They face Chelsea within the last of the Carabao Cup subsequent month and likewise sit high of the Premier League.