Steven Gerrard is the name that comes to every Liverpool supporter’s mind when we talk about skippers of the modern day game. With Gerrard’s departure in 2015, the responsibilities were transferred to Jordan Henderson. When you take the mantle from a legend, comparisons follow. The Kop faithful was expecting Henderson to take charge and deliver performances similar to the ones by Gerrard. However, the no. 14 was not able to fill in the shoes of his predecessor. His presence in the midfield was impressive but the qualities of Gerrard as a skipper were missing in Henderson. Now, as Jurgen Klopp is on his mission of a complete transformation of Liverpool, Henderson’s future looks uncertain at Anfield. Here are the possible skipper alternatives.
- James Milner
The vice-captain is the obvious option that Klopp might want to consider as the skipper of Liverpool. His work-rate and ability to play at defensive positions make him a complete midfielder. His attacking abilities make him capable of leading the team from the front and driving them to success. Milner also has a lot of experience playing at every major competition thus making him the right candidate for the job. The no. 7, who came on a free transfer from Man City during the summer window might just be the next skipper at Anfield.