Van Dijk misses Hendo – with armband added.

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Virgil van Dijk has insisted he will miss Jordan Henderson deeply. But is ready to take on the role of Liverpool captain this new season.

Henderson left Anfield for Saudi Arabia last week joining Steven Gerrard’s Al Ettifaq for £300,000-a-week.

Football-wise, the Reds have lost their greatest leader and captain just two weeks before the new season kicks off. While fellow midfielder Fabinho is set to follow his captain. to Saudi Arabia. While Roberto Firmino and veteran James Milner are also leaving the team this summer UFABET 

But Van Dijk said he was ready to fill the leadership gap. Although the Dutch star has yet to be officially confirmed as the new captain. But he will wear the armband for Sunday’s friendly against Leicester in Singapore.

Van Dyke said:

“Henderson will be a big miss for us not just as players. But of course as a leader as well as the captain of the team. “

“He has been key to our success over the years. So we will miss him. We will miss him very much.”

“But that’s part of football. Players come and go and others have to step up now. And that’s true.

“I’ve been the captain of the team many times. And it’s always a proud moment to do so. We will see what happens in the future. But it will be a great honor to be the captain of the team.”

“I see leaders and of course players who can lead a team.”

“Of course, these things don’t happen overnight. But we have a lot of players who can take responsibility and have to take that responsibility. So I am sure that will happen.

“But obviously those names that leave the team are very important to us with their experience. And of course the quality they have as well. But the others have to step up now.