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Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk considers future at club and country after Netherlands exit from Euro 2024

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk considers future at club and country after Netherlands exit from Euro 2024

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says he will consider his future with club and country following the Netherlands’ Euro 2024 semi-final defeat to England.

Van Dijk, 33, saw his side concede a last-minute goal against England in Dortmund on Wednesday night as the Netherlands lost 2-1.

The defender is captain of both club and country but has just one year left on his contract with Liverpool.

Asked about his future after the defeat to England, Van Dijk, via the Reuters news agency, said he “has no idea right now”.

“I will think carefully this summer about what I want at club level and as an international player,” he added. “Then we will try again, but first recover from this.

“After a season like this, where all sorts of things have happened, it gets emotional at the end because you know it’s over.”

Van Dijk has been a near-everything fixture for Liverpool during the 2023-24 Premier League season, featuring in all but two league games for which he was suspended. In May, he said there was “no news” regarding his contract situation at the Merseyside club, who have since appointed compatriot Arne Slot as their new head coach.

Van Dijk also started all six of the Netherlands’ matches at Euro 2024, taking his total to 74 international appearances.

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