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Liverpool Squad Voted For New Captain Order

Liverpool Squad Voted For New Captain Order

Liverpool have a new captain order after Jurgen Klopp revealed a players vote.

Jordan Henderson is the current club captain with James Milner vice-captain.

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But the pair didn't feature in the Champions League against Red Star Belgrade, as Virgil van Dijk skippered his side and Klopp has explained how it wasn't his decision.

The Liverpool team unanimously voted for van Dijk with fellow Dutchman Gini Wijnaldum being named fourth captain.

"It probably says a lot about it (his character), but it was not my decision," Klopp said about van Dijk being voted captain by his teammates.

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"I decided Hendo and Milly will stay [as captain and vice-captain], that's 100 percent the logical thing to do.

"It would have been like that if we voted. [For the] next two, the players can vote."

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Image: PA
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Image: PA

Klopp added: "Now we have, as we say in Germany, 'the salad', because now two Dutch guys are in a row.

"The team decided No. 3 for Virgil and No. 4 for Gini Wijnaldum.

"If somebody told me that would happen in my life, as a German with two Dutch guys in such an important role?! No, that's the players' decision."

Image: PA
Image: PA

van Dijk led his side to victory on Wednesday night. The 2018 Champions League finalists secured their second victory in Europe by comfortably beating their Serbian counterparts 4-0.

It continues the 27-year-old's incredible trajectory at Liverpool. Since arriving in January, he's produced heroics, consistently keeping clean sheets and becoming an integral part of Klopp's set-up.

Is van Dijk a future Liverpool captain?

Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Jurgen Klopp

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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