What Virgil van Dijk has said about Liverpool future as Bayern Munich 'makes transfer enquiry'

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Virgil van Dijk will be 34 when his Liverpool contract expires -Credit:(Photo by Rene Nijhuis/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

This summer will be one of massive change for Liverpool. By the end of this month, the club will have a new coach, a new sporting director, while Michael Edwards has already returned with greater responsibility. Feyenoord coach Arne Slot seems destined to become Jürgen Klopp's successor and a busy summer transfer window awaits.

This summer will represent a new era in the club's history, and Liverpool also faces some big decisions over the futures of key players. Virgil van Dijk is out of contract in a year's time, as are teammates Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Van Dijk has been in fine form this season once again and while a new deal is likely to be offered, Liverpool must eventually start planning for life without its talismanic skipper.

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It was reported by The Mirror last week that Van Dijk is at a crossroads over his future, with Borussia Dortmund keeping tabs on the situation. He will turn 33 at the end of the season and the demands of the Premier League are said to be of concern.

According to outlet Sports Zone, Bayern Munich has 'made enquiries' about taking Van Dijk to the Bundesliga for next season. Current center-backs Kim Min-jae and Matthijs de Ligt have struggled to adapt and Bayern reportedly wants a sure thing in Van Dijk to lead its backline. The same source also claims that Van Dijk has received a proposal from Saudi Arabian side Al-Qadisiah.

In the aftermath of Klopp's exit announcement, Van Dijk admitted he didn't know where he would fit into the new era and said he was 'curious' as to who the club would bring in.

Van Dijk later clarified his comments on the Men in Blazers podcast., saying: "It’s much taken out of context. To be 100 per cent clear, I’m fully committed to the club. I love the club, I love the fans. It is fully taken out of context. It’s not about me, it’s not about I, It’s about us and nothing has changed.

The arrival of countryman Slot is likely to be welcomed by Van Dijk. He addressed speculation over his appointment after the defeat to Everton, telling ViaPlay: “I think Slot is one of the better Dutch coaches at the moment. With the way he plays and the philosophy he has, he can be a Liverpool coach." says: Should Arne Slot be confirmed as Klopp's replacement, one of his first movevs will likely be sitting down with Van Dijk and persuading him to stay at Anfield, to guide the club in the beginning of his era. With a year left on his contract, there's no reason why another extension, adding a year on to his current deal, shouldn't be on the cards.