Just who could fill Gerrard’s big boots in midfield?
Following more than a quarter of a century at Liverpool, Steven Gerrard has announced his intention to leave the club at the end of the season.
The Reds captain will see out the rest of his contract before seeking a new challenge abroad with a possible move to the MLS touted.
Gerrard leaves Anfield with 10 major honours including three League Cups, two FA Cups and, of course,the 2005 Champions League trophy.
Suffice to say, the midfielder leaves some pretty big boots to fill. Therefore, CaughtOffside thought it would take a look at the top five potential candidates the Merseysiders could sign this summer to replace the skipper’s role.
Bender sits at the base of the midfield and dominates with his powerful style, wide range of passes and inexhaustible work rate.
Could be an easy target to acquire with Christoph Kramer returning from loan at Borussia Monchengladbach and primed to take Bender’s position at Bayer Leverkusen.