Former Manchester United player, Garth Crooks has claimed that Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk, could leave Anfield if Jurgen Klopp's side failed to win the Champions League this season.

Liverpool will tackle Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final on June 1 in Madrid.

The Reds reached the competition final after defeating Barcelona in the semi-final encounter, while Tottenham defeated Ajax.

But Crooks believes the Dutch star could leave Liverpool if Klopp's men lose a second consecutive Champions League final next month.

"I have almost run out of superlatives to describe Virgil van Dijk's performances this season,"Crooks told BBC Sport.

"What the Dutch international has brought to Liverpool's defence is almost unquantifiable.

"I do feel however, that if Liverpool fail 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."

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