Latest Liverpool FC News: Virgil van Dijk Appointed New Captain of Liverpool Football Club

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Latest Liverpool FC News: Liverpool Football Club has officially appointed Virgil van Dijk as their new club captain, succeeding Jordan Henderson, who recently completed a move to Saudi Pro League club Al Ettifaq.

The decision was made by manager Jurgen Klopp, and it was Van Dijk who emerged as the front runner for the coveted role, given his experience and leadership qualities on the pitch.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named the new vice-captain, filling the void left by James Milner, who departed the club at the end of last season to join Brighton on a free transfer.

Van Dijk, who had been the third-in-command behind Henderson and Milner, expressed his pride upon being given the captaincy, describing it as a special feeling that he couldn’t fully put into words. The Dutch defender is already the captain of the Netherlands national team, and being appointed as the skipper of Liverpool Football Club adds to his list of prestigious honors.

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Speaking about his new role, Van Dijk stated that he would do everything in his power to make the club and its fans proud. He is determined to lead the team on and off the field, striving for success and happiness among the Liverpool faithful.

The towering centre-back joined Liverpool in January 2018 for a record-breaking fee of £75 million, and since then, he has proven to be a vital player for the club. Under his leadership, Liverpool has achieved remarkable success, winning the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and FA Cup during his time at Anfield.

As the new captain, Van Dijk will be responsible for guiding the team through the upcoming Premier League campaign, starting with a challenging fixture against Chelsea on Sunday, August 13.

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