Liverpool ‘will prioritise Virgil van Dijk deal over Mohamed Salah’

Liverpool are reportedly determined to sign Virgil van Dijk to a new long-term contract before addressing the future of Mohamed Salah.

Both Van Dijk and Salah have deals with the Premier League champions until the summer of 2023, but there remains speculation surrounding the latter, who recently refused to rule out a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

According to Eurosport, despite the uncertainty surrounding the former Chelsea youngster, Liverpool will prioritise a new contract for Van Dijk over the Egyptian.

Van Dijk, who is currently undergoing rehabilitation as he battles back from a serious knee injury, is still on the same deal that he penned upon his arrival from Southampton in January 2018.

The report claims that there has been ‘no concrete interest’ from other clubs in Salah, meaning that Jurgen Klopp’s side are prepared to take their time when it comes to his future.

Liverpool’s 1-0 home defeat to Burnley on Thursday night has left them in fourth spot in the Premier League table, six points behind leaders Manchester United.