Virgil van Dijk has denied that the Liverpool captaincy has a ‘destructive affect’ on his sport and as a substitute believes that carrying the armband is ‘extra of an incentive’.
The centre-back, who additionally captains the Netherlands, was appointed Liverpool captain following the departure of Jordan Henderson in the summertime.
The previous Southampton and Celtic participant has returned to his greatest but this season and seems to be thriving with the added accountability.
“After all I feel it is vitally lovely and honorable,” van Dijk instructed Algemeen Dagblad (through 90min). “There’s a lot concerned, maybe much more on the membership than with the nationwide crew.
“You’ve quite a lot of accountability to the entire crew, particularly the youthful boys, and likewise to the membership as a complete. It definitely does not have a destructive affect on my taking part in. Not precisely: it is extra of an incentive.”
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Our quantity 4 has been acknowledged as probably the greatest defenders on the earth since becoming a member of the membership in January 2018.
Nonetheless, after struggling a knee harm throughout the 2020/2021 season, the 32-year-old has struggled to return to his greatest and was a part of a Liverpool crew that disenchanted on all fronts final season.
The Dutchman has been performing excellently this season and has not but been dribbled previous within the Premier League throughout the brand new season.
He’s profitable the vast majority of his matches and searching sharp once more, which is able to solely enhance our probabilities of reaching some success this season.
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