Liverpool announces Van Dijk as the new captain

by | Aug 1, 2023 | Football

In an official statement, Liverpool announced on Monday that Virgil van Dijk will take over as the new team captain. The 32-year-old Dutch defender will inherit the armband from Jordan Henderson, who is now playing for Al Etiffaq in Saudi Arabia. Van Dijk expressed his pride in assuming this new responsibility.

Since the 2017/18 season, Van Dijk has been part of the club, having been signed from Southampton at that time. In an interview with the Liverpool website, the defender conveyed his satisfaction and pride in taking on the new role of team captain.

Additionally, Liverpool has appointed a new vice-captain: Trent Alexander-Arnold, a player who came through the club’s academy. He takes over the position previously held by James Milner, the veteran who left the Reds after the end of his contract and signed with Brighton. At just 24 years old, Alexander-Arnold is about to embark on his eighth professional season with Liverpool. His appointment as vice-captain reflects the recognition of his importance and leadership within the team.

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