Virgil van Dijk has officially been appointed as the new captain of Liverpool, succeeding Jordan Henderson, who recently made a surprising move to Al-Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia on a lucrative £700,000-per-week deal. Alongside Van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named as the vice-captain by manager Jurgen Klopp.
Since joining Liverpool from Southampton in 2018, Van Dijk has been an outstanding performer, playing a crucial role in leading the team to win its first-ever Premier League title and their sixth Champions League trophy. With this appointment, he becomes the first defender to lead the Reds since Sami Hyypia in 2003.
Speaking about his captaincy, an elated Van Dijk expressed his pride and gratitude to be given such an important role. He also mentioned that being the captain of the Netherlands national team was already a significant honor, but leading Liverpool Football Club holds a special place in his heart, making him immensely proud. Van Dijk vowed to do everything in his power to make both the fans and the football club proud.
In the event of Van Dijk’s unavailability for matches in the upcoming season, the responsibility of captaincy will be passed on to Trent Alexander-Arnold, who will support him as the vice-captain. The future looks bright for Liverpool as they entrust their leadership to two talented and committed players
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