Sebastian Kehl’s successor has been confirmed as Mats Hummels. Head coach Jürgen Klopp today named the defender as the 16th club captain since 1963. His deputies are Marco Reus and Roman Weidenfeller.


Kehl stepped down from the post some ten days ago saying, “This hugely responsible role was such fun and filled me with pride. It just makes sense to pass on the baton now. I can still be there to offer any advice or help my successor might require. I will support him wholeheartedly. I have enjoyed my time in the role, but the time has come to pass it on.” (br)