Virgil van Dijk, the captain of Liverpool has introduced a pre-match team huddle as part of the club’s pre-match routine.
Van Dijk adopted this tradition from his time at Celtic and believes it helps “set the tone” for the game, signaling to fans that the team is ready to perform.
Van Dijk said, “It was something that we did when I was a Celtic player, and I always liked it. I thought it set the tone and gave the crowd a signal that we were ready to go. It can also help the atmosphere, so if our fans want to join in and build up the noise, I certainly won’t complain. Even if it makes it difficult for me to make myself heard.“
Following the departure of vice-captain James Milner to Brighton, Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named as Van Dijk’s vice-captain. Van Dijk is part of Liverpool’s new leadership group, which also includes Andrew Robertson, Alisson Becker, and Mohamed Salah.
Virgil Van Dijk expressed his honor at being named captain and highlighted the importance of shared leadership within the team.
He mentioned, the club has a different energy compared to the previous campaign when Liverpool failed to qualify for the Champions League.
The disappointing season left the team feeling drained, and they couldn’t find the desired consistency.
Team hurdle’s introduction is to instill a positive atmosphere at and set the team on a new course for success.
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