Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been left bemused by reports stating that he had agreed a new contract with the club.
Told #LFC have no plans to open talks with Virgil van Dijk's representatives over a new contract.
Understand the Reds No.4 is bemused by new £200,000-a-week claims over the weekend.https://t.co/izmfs3rKS8
— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) September 8, 2019
The Mirror had reported on Saturday that van Dijk had agreed a new six-year contract with Liverpool, with whom his current deal lasts until 2023.
According to The Mirror, the 28-year-old is set to see his current £125,000-a-week wage increase to nearly £200,000 per week.
That is according to Gorst, who replaced James Pearce as the newspaper’s Liverpool FC correspondent last month, as per his Twitter channel @ptgorst.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter weren’t impressed with Gorst’s report and disparagingly likened him to his predecessor Pearce:
Officially Bad News Paul.
— roy tollitt (@stanleyparkred) September 8, 2019
Not what we wanted Paul
— Krystiannn (@KrystianK_8) September 8, 2019
You have now arrived as James Pearce’s replacement quashing rumours lol
— Kenny (@KopAce74) September 8, 2019
Straight into @JamesPearceLFC shoes with the bad news
— John Atkinson (@akyred) September 8, 2019
Bad News Pearce seamlessly replaced by Bad News Gorst
— Jeff Brown (#DaBears 0-1) (@starwart1) September 8, 2019
sooo you’re the new bad news pearce
— ɪᴛ’s ʀʜɪᴀɴɪɴɢ szn (@firmihoe) September 8, 2019
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