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Van Dijk refutes new contract talk

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has dismissed reports that he is on the verge of signing a new deal with the club.

The Dutch captain, who joined the Anfield side from Southampton for a fee of £75 million in January 2018, has established himself as one of the finest defenders in Europe, and helped his side to Champions League success in Madrid in May.

The recently crowned European footballer of the year, who is also favourite to win the Ballon D’Or this season had been rumoured to have signed a new deal with the club, but he has ow refuted that saying “There’s nothing going on, so that’s it”.

Van Dijk’s current deal with Liverpool runs until 2023 and, for the moment, he is just happy to concentrate on his football.

Van Dijk himself showed he is human on the pitch on Tuesday night, with his wayward back pass allowing former Tottenham man Fernando Llorente to score Napoli’s second goal in their Champions League defeat against the Italians.

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