Virgil Van Dijk

‘Make him captain!’ Liverpool fans react as late Van Dijk volley sends the Netherlands to Nations League semi-finals

Supporters of Liverpool have taken to Twitter in their numbers this evening to call for Reds’ star Virgil Van Dijk to be named the club’s new captain, following the stopper’s crucial 90th-minute equalizer versus Germany.

Germany 2-2 The Netherlands

Ronald Koeman’s Oranje travelled to the Veltins-Arena for a crunch clash with struggling Germany earlier tonight.

The away side’s 2-1 victory over France last time out meant that securing a point in their final group outing this evening would ensure passage to next summer’s Nations League semi-finals.

However, such an outcome looked highly-unlikely for the vast majority of the clash.

Timo Werner put Joachim Löw’s hosts ahead with just 9 minutes on the clock, before Manchester City star Leroy Sane doubled the Germans’ advantage 10 minutes later.

And this was how the scoreline remained for over an hour, until Sevilla star Quincy Promes curled a deft finish into the top corner of Manuel Neuer’s goal with just 5 minutes remaining.

And, in incredible circumstances, the Netherlands went on to snatch a winner with 90 minutes on the clock, when captain fantastic Virgil Van Dijk made his way forward from the back to smash home a superbly-controlled volley and, in the process, send his country to the Nations League semi-finals.

‘My centre-back, my captain’

Liverpool’s fans have since flooded to social media to sing the praises of match-winner Van Dijk, with many having even gone as far as to call for the Dutch stopper to be named as the club’s new captain, on the back of his international heroics:

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