Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk is expected to sign a new contract with the Reds which will double his wages, reflecting his status as one of the very best players in the world.

Van Dijk has become nothing short of a superstar since joining Liverpool from Southampton in what was then a world record £75m deal for a defender in January 2018.

90min understands that Van Dijk will be earning up to £250,000-per-week when he signs his new deal, paying him twice as much as his existing £125,000 weekly salary.

Van Dijk’s current contract, which he signed when he made the switch from Southampton, still has several years left to run – yet talks over a new one were first rumoured at the start of June.

There has been no rush, but Van Dijk would join Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez in further committing his future to Liverpool – all have signed fresh deals since April 2018.