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10 Highest-Paid Defenders In The Premier League

Liverpool are reportedly set to offer Virgil van Dijk a new deal in January, but were does Reds star rank among the highest-paid defenders in the Premier League?

Van Dijk is likely to miss the remainder of the 2020/21 season after undergoing surgery on his knee last month.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-paid defenders in England, as per Spotrac.
However, CBS Sports have now reported that Jurgen Klopp wants to protect the defender's future, with the club set to make a proposal next month.
Van Dijk's current deal only expires in 2023 after he joined the Reds from Southampton in January 2018 in deal reportedly worth £75million.
While Van Dijk is arguably the best defender in the league, the Dutchman is only the second highest-paid defender in the league with £165,000 a week.
Top spot belongs to Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell who joined the club for Leicester City in the off-season on a long-term deal that sees him earn £190,000.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire, who is also the most expensive defender in world football, rounds out the top three as he earns £162,775 a week.
The top 10 list also includes two more United defenders while two Manchester City stars also manage to crack the list.

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