Jordan Henderson has responded to Virgil Van Dijk’s claim that the captain was the best dressed Liverpool player at Andy Robertson’s wedding this summer.
Reacting to a video on his Instagram stories, Henderson questioned Van Dijk’s reluctance to admit that he looked the sharpest for the do.
Van Dijk was asked to pick the ‘best dressed’ from the picture that emerged recently of the Liverpool players suited and booted. Virgil said it was ‘too easy’ to pick himself, and wasn’t allowed to pick the groom, either.
“I would say Hendo, he looks alright in the brown,” said the centre-back.
“Why did it kill you to say that brother?” wrote Henderson, with a crying laughter emoji. The captain’s not happy!
Friends first, teammates second
One of the biggest reasons for Liverpool’s success of recent times has been the togetherness and longevity of the squad.
Henderson is of course the club’s longest serving player currently. But many of the key players around him are now heading into their fourth and fifth years already.
That kind of close contact over such a long period is sure to breed friendship. It helps that Liverpool’s recruitment team consistently identify ‘good people’ as well as good players.
One of the best examples of this is Van Dijk. The man signed for £75m could easily have been a ‘big time Charlie’ given his price-tag. He could also have let it go to his head after picking up the FIFA The Best award in 2019 and coming second at that year’s Ballon d’Or.
He didn’t though. In fact, he did quite the opposite, really.
There had also been some question marks over how a player as good as Van Dijk would react to Mohamed Salah’s big pay-rise. There needn’t have been, Virgil was one of the first to react, and in a completely positive way.
The 31-year-old and his teammates may at times disagree over fashion choices, but it seems like that’s virtually all they do butt heads on. As long as it stays that way, that’s absolutely fine by us.