Virgil van Dijk becomes Liverpool’s new captain, while Fabinho joins Al Ittihad in a £40 million move.
With Jordan Henderson joining Al Ettifaq and James Milner joining Brighton, Liverpool needed a new captain and vice-captain; Virgil van Dijk became the new skipper, with Trent Alexander-Arnold as his deputy. Fabinho joins Henderson in Saudi Arabia for a fee of £40 million.
Following the departures of Jordan Henderson and James Milner, Liverpool have appointed Virgil van Dijk as captain. On the other hand, Liverpool FC named Trent Alexander-Arnold as the club’s vice captain.
Henderson was the captain for eight years until Steven Gerrard’s departure in 2015. He later resigned in July after joining Steven Gerrard’s Saudi Pro League team, Al Ettifaq FC.
Because vice-captain Milner left Liverpool after his contract expired, academy graduate Alexander-Arnold was chosen to fill the post.
“A really proud day for me, for my wife, for my kids, for my family,” Van Dijk told Liverpool’s website. It’s been a unique sensation.
“Obviously, I’m captain of Holland, which is a huge honor and a proud moment for me.” But being the captain of Liverpool is something I can’t describe right now.
“It’s just something that makes me very proud, and I will do everything in my power to make everyone proud and happy with me and the football club.”
Virgil Van Dijk: The New Captain of the Red Army
Virgil Van Dijk joined Liverpool in 2018 and has since won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup, and Community Shield.
Fabinho has finalized his £40 million move to Saudi Pro League club Al Ittihad FC.
The Brazilian international has agreed to terms with the Saudi champions, who are one of four Saudi top-flight clubs owned by the country’s Public Investment Fund.