Garth Brooks has revealed that he may be worried that Virgil van Dijk could make for a move from Liverpool if the Reds fails to win the Champions League this season.
The Netherlands defender has performed well since his move to Anfield from Southampton and was named the PFA player of the year, and has helped to strengthen Liverpool back-line as Liverpool gave a stiff competition to Manchester City for the title this season.
The Reds finished up finishing in second place in the Premier League table and just a point behind Manchester City.
Klopp’s boys are now preparing for the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur to be played in Madrid on 1 June as they look to win their first ever major trophy under him.
BBC Sport pundit Crooks thinks that it’s important that the Reds should defeat Spurs if they want to retain Van Dijk at the club.
Crooks is quoted as saying by Metro: “I have almost run out of superlatives to describe Virgil van Dijk’s performances this season.
“What the Dutch international has brought to Liverpool’s defence is almost unquantifiable.
“I do feel, however, that if Liverpool fails to win the Champions League, and that is by no means certain, it may hasten Van Dijk’s departure.
“Players of his class need to be playing for the best team in the world.”
Liverpool will look to win the Champions League and add a silverware to their name this season after coming close to win the Premier League.