Liverpool legend suggest new record signing should be their new captain

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson and former Southampton star Matt Le Tissier both believe that new Liverpool star, Virgil van Dijk is good enough to be the Reds captain.

The Dutchman arrived at Anfield for a world record £75 million deal from Southampton last month, and he has already brought some leadership to the Liverpool backline.

One key attribute of the defender is his ability to organize his teammate when a set piece is about to be taken or when their opposition launches an attack. He has also been one of the most vocal members of the club since he joined them.

According to Thompson, “Dare I say it, he looks a future captain material, the way he plays with his presence, I like to think he could grow into that role in another 12 months.

“He needs to be a better organizer which will come with experience because you need to have that ability to make sure everybody is organized even when you are not having a good game”

Le Tissier added: “he has captaincy potential…”

The Reds have been guilty of conceding cheap goals this season, they would need Van Dijk to be at his best as they look to win a Champions League place again at the end of this season.

They face Southampton this weekend and Van Dijk could be a target for the boo boys, but the Dutchman insist that he would not allow that affect his game.


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