This comes as no surprise as the Dutch centre back is one of the most important players for Jurgen Klopp, Van Dijk is the record holder for the longest run without defeat at home in the Premier League, his last defeat at Anfield was against Liverpool, when he was playing for Southampton.
Van Dijk has now played 65 league matches for Liverpool at Anfield and is yet to be on the losing side.
Behind van Dijk is Liverpool’s star attacker, Mo Salah, who shares second place with Spanish midfielder, Thiago Alcantara, with both taking home a cool £200,000 per week. Salah will for sure think he should be out on his own at the top as the club’s highest paid player, but contract talks have stalled between the club and the player.
A look at potential ins/outs at #LFC this summer, includes some details on Mohamed Salah's contract situation.— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) June 1, 2022
Unless he receives a significantly improved offer he intends to leave on a free transfer in 2023 and would look to stay in the PL. https://t.co/PfwCXjaHzr
According to reports, Salah is looking for a big pay rise that will see him become one of the top earning players in the world. Only time will tell whether Liverpool manage to tie Salah down on a new contract.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho are next on the list, earning £180,000 per week.
Sadio Mane, who has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield will feel his current pay cheque doesn’t really reflect his contributions to the club. Mane is on £100,000, whilst the likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are on £120,000 per week. Both players haven’t really been able to establish themselves in Klopp’s regular starting XI.
Mane is believed to be wanting to depart Liverpool, with a move to German champions, Bayern Munich on the table.
Sadio Mane has agreed a three year contract with Bayern Munich. PSG and Barcelona were also interested. He has spoken directly to Julian Nagelsmann. Now up to clubs to agree a fee. Liverpool and Bayern Munich began official talks yesterday.— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) June 1, 2022
Left back and Scotland captain, Andy Robertson is surprisingly one of the lowest paid players at the club, as he currently earns only £50,000 a week. Whilst cult hero Divock Origi takes home £60,000 a week.
Liverpool’s current lowest earners comes in the shape of youngsters Curtis Jones and Caoimhin Kelleher, with both taking home less than £400,000 a year.
Here is the full list courtesy of spotrac.com
PLAYER - WEEKLY WAGE - YEARLY WAGE
- Virgil van Dijk - £220,000 - £11.4 million
- Thiago Alcantara - £200,000 - £10.4 million
- Mo Salah - £200,000 - £10.4 million
- Trent Alexander-Arnold - £180,000 - £9.4 million
- Roberto Firmino - £180,000 - £9.4 million
- Fabinho - £180,000 - £9.4 million
- Alisson - £150,000 - £7.8 million
- Jordan Henderson - £140,000 - £7.3 million
- Naby Keita - £120,000 - £6.2 million
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - £120,000 - £6.2 million
- Sadio Mane - £100,000 - £5.2 million
- Joel Matip - £100,000 - £5.2 million
- Diogo Jota - £90,385 - £4.7 million
- Joe Gomez - £75,000 - £3.9 million
- Takumi Minamino - £75,000 - £3.9 million
- Ibrahima Konate - £70,000 - £3.6 million
- Nat Phillips - £64,615 - £3.4 million
- Ben Davies - £60,000 - £3.1 million
- Divock Origi - £60,000 - £3.1 million
- Kostas Tsimikas - £60,000 - £3.1 million
- Adrian - £58,000 - £3 million
- Andy Robertson - £50,000 - £2.6 million
- Neco Wiliiams - £25,000 - £1.3 million
- Curtis Jones - £7,500 - £390,000
- Caoimhin Kelleher - £6,000 - £312,000
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