Read Up “Virgil van Dijk is Liverpool’s new captain.” After leaving for the Saudi Arabian side Al Ettifaq, Jordan Henderson is replaced by the Dutch defender in the position.

Following James Milner’s departure earlier this summer, Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named vice-captain.

“[It’s] a really proud day for me, for my wife, for my kids, and for my family,” Van Dijk told Liverpool’s club media. I’ve had a unique feeling that I currently find difficult to articulate. But it’s something of which I’m incredibly, incredibly proud.

“I’m the captain of Holland, which is obviously a tremendous honor and a great occasion in itself. At this moment, however, I’m at a loss for words when it comes to becoming the captain of Liverpool Football Club.

“It’s just something that makes me really proud, and I’ll do everything I can to bring joy and pride to everyone around me and the football club,” he said.

Virgil Van Dijk Is Liverpool's New Captain
Virgil Van Dijk Is Liverpool’s New Captain

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Today, talkSPORT is informed that no deal over Harry Kane is anticipated between Tottenham and Bayern Munich.

The future of the England captain is the topic of discussions between Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and Bayern executives that started on Monday.

Bayern intends to continue negotiations in an effort to sign the striker, who is thought to be worth £100 million.


Summer signing for Arsenal Jurrien Timber revealed how Mikel Arteta persuaded him to sign with the Gunners.

A month after turning down a transfer to Manchester United, the Dutch defender decided to move to England.

The 22-year-old explained to the Daily Mirror why he chose to sign with Arsenal by saying: “I was always a fan of the way they play.

“And after multiple discussions with Mikel Arteta, primarily over Zoom and in the days leading up to the Manchester City vs. Manchester United FA Cup final, we met in person, and I was 100 percent convinced.

“Of course, it was mostly about football, but the coach really concentrated on me as a person and wanted to know more about me. He also painted me a picture of the club that was much better.

“Dennis Bergkamp and Robin van Persie let me know from a distance. but about which I was unable to speak with anyone now working with the Dutch national squad.