Liverpool man set to become HIGHEST-PAID ever!

Arguably one of the most potent defenders in the club’s history, Virgil van Dijk is now also set to become the highest-paid ever at Liverpool, in a lucrative deal which will see the Dutchman earn a reported £220 000 (about R4.7 million) per week.

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Van Dijk is expected to sign a five-year contract extension worth a staggering £57 million (about R1.2 billion) according to widespread reports. Meanwhile, there are claims that Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have expressed an interest in signing the star player with Liverpool not concerned about any prospects of him leaving Anfield.

Liverpool star defender, Virgil van Dijk is set to usurp Mo Salah, as the club’s highest-ever paid footballer (Image: Sourced).

The 28-year-old currently earns a believed £180 000 (about R3.9 million) per week, though his wage will be increased once Liverpool expectedly secure their first-ever Premier League title. The Reds are on the road to derby rivals, Everton at Goodison Park on June 21. Currently, at the club, striker Mohamed Salah is top-earner on a £200,000-a-week deal, with Roberto Firmino coming in third on a £180 000 per week wage.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson are reportedly two of Liverpool’s lowest-paid stars (Image: Sourced).

Liverpool’s top-earners:

  1. Virgil van Dijk, £220 000
  2. Mohamed Salah, £200 000
  3. Roberto Firmino, £180 000
  4. Jordan Henderson/ James Milner, £140 000
  5. Naby Keita/ Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, £120 000
  6. Adam Lallana, £110 000
  7. Dejan Lovren/ Sadio Mane/ Joel Matip/ Fabinho, £100 000
  8. Andy Robertson, £50 000
  9. Trent Alexander-Arnold, £40 000

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