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Liverpool Youngster A Surprise Candidate To Replace Steven Gerrard As Captain

Reds starlet tipped to be future captain.

Liverpool youngster Emre Can has been tipped as a surprise candidate to replace Steven Gerrard as club captain next season, in Chris Bascombe’s column in the Daily Telegraph.

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The 21-year-old German only joined the Reds from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, but has quickly become one of the team’s most assured performers in recent games, despite a difficult start to the season that was slowed down by injuries.

With Gerrard set to leave Anfield in the summer for a move to LA Galaxy, Brendan Rodgers will be planning already for the man to succeed him as skipper, with Jordan Henderson the previous favourite.

However, Can’s impressive leadership and strong performance, particularly in the win over Tottenham Hotspur in midweek, has earned him deserved praise as he could now be a good long-term solution for the armband, with Rodgers not shying away from showing faith in his youngsters in the past.

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