Liverpool choose new captains after Henderson’s departure


Defender Virgil van Dijk has been appointed as Liverpool’s new captain following the departure of Jordan Henderson, while Trent Alexander-Arnold has been chosen as the second captain.

Henderson left for the Saudi Arabian Super League by signing for Al Ettifaq after 12 years at Anfield.

His departure has left the Reds needing to appoint a new captain before the start of the 2023/24 season.

And they did this officially today (Monday), where they announced that the Dutchman Van Dijk will be the first captain of the team.



“It’s a really proud day for me, for my wife, for my children, for my family. It was a special feeling and I can’t describe it at this point. But it’s something I’m really proud of,” Van Dijk told

Liverpool’s assistant or second captain will be Alexander-Arnold, who succeeds James Milner, who also left this summer.