Who to replace the long-serving Liverpool captain?
With recent reports that Liverpool’s long-serving inspirational captain Steven Gerrard could be open to quitting the club at the end of this season, CaughtOffside looks at the Reds’ difficult task of finding a replacement to take the armband.
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The 34-year-old midfielder has been at Liverpool for his entire career so far and is still very much the hearbeat of his team, so much so that it is hard to imagine the Merseyside giants without him.
Many of this current Liverpool squad is young or new to the club, and Gerrard’s departure would leave a gaping hole in terms of experience and overall identity and culture of the Reds.
With a worrying lack of options in this current squad, here are five who perhaps seem best suited for the role of replacing him as captain, though none really stands out as ideal…
5) Daniel Sturridge
A great player who looks likely to become a Liverpool legend, could Daniel Sturridge be the player to lead by example for the Reds, or is he too laid back in his manner to be captain material?