Virgil van Dijk Makes Honest Admission Over Liverpool Future After Crashing Out of Euro 2024

Virgil van Dijk is in the final year of his contract with Liverpool.

Van Dijk has admitted he has “no idea” about his future with both his club and country.

The defender’s Euro 2024 campaign ended in heartbreak as the Netherlands suffered a 2-1 defeat to England in the semi-finals. Ollie Watkins scored a stoppage-time winner, sending the Three Lions to consecutive Euros finals. They will face Spain in Berlin on Sunday.

Holland took the lead with Xavi Simons’ powerful strike in the seventh minute. England, however, controversially equalized in the 18th minute through a penalty by Harry Kane.

The penalty was awarded after a VAR review determined that Denzel Dumfries had caught Kane while he was shooting, though many believe Dumfries was merely attempting to block the shot.

As the match seemed destined for extra time, Watkins delivered a decisive moment, leaving the Netherlands disheartened.

Virgil van Dijk, who recently turned 33, has just a year remaining on his Liverpool contract. Despite being the Reds’ captain, he has not yet signed new terms at Anfield.

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New sporting director Richard Hughes stated that discussions with van Dijk, along with Mo Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold, will remain confidential.

Currently, van Dijk is uncertain whether he will continue as a Liverpool player beyond 2025 or if he will retire from international football.

“After such a season, where all sorts of things happened and also such a tournament where all sorts of things happened, where I myself also got all sorts of things thrown at me, then this just hurts,” van Dijk said per VI.

“I do everything to win and then it gets emotional at the end, because you know it’s over. Especially in the second half ,I had the feeling that he would fall on the other side. But Watkins then perhaps gets a bit too much space and he finishes it well.

“I have no idea at the moment. I will think carefully this summer about what I want at club level and as an international. Then we will go for it again, but first recover from this.”

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On referee Felix Zwayer’s performance, van Dijk added: “This is not the time to talk about it. I think this was not his best match, but referees can also make mistakes.

“We all talk about respect and communicating with each other, but it would be good if those who make the mistakes also take responsibility for it and come here to explain what went well and what did not.”

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