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19 May 2017 10:51:07
From reading MK Scousers team post he mentioned something interesting in Can replacing Henderson and to be honest I agree. First of all I am not slating Henderson in any way but his Heel issue is likely to mean he will never play many games a season for us. he's a great captain but we need someone who can lead us on the pitch week in week out. With Milner looking as though he will be replaced at left back and there isn't many postions up for grabs for him apart from maybe a bench role or even leaving. So without Milner and Henderson in the team we will need a captain who can walk the team out and lead. My choice is Can who I think of all the players he has shown the most leadership and has been mostly injury free and available to play most weeks more than the rest. I think he has the potential to be one of the best in the world and I think making him captain would only improve him more. Who does everyone else think would be a good choice?

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19 May 2017 10:59:37
i'd like lovren to lead us. Leaders should be defenders and it improves to their overall game too.

19 May 2017 11:13:22
Can. you need your head testing he inst good enough to play every week he has had a good end to the season while he is looking for a new contract/ move. The captain in my opinion and this is only me should be Lallana. he did a great job at Southampton and is now a better player.

19 May 2017 11:20:13

Lead us?


19 May 2017 11:21:38
There's two ways to look at it. Some players take to a vocal leader, someone with respect and intelligence. I get that view and it's the path most clubs choose.
On the other side, you choose a player who gives the whole team a mental boost, just seeing him kit up in the dressing room, a leader by example.
We were very lucky in the past to have both. Carra the former, gerrard the latter.
I'm actually in the latter camp, if I'm having a bad game, I want my captain to be able to bail me out, but also someone I can learn from.
In my mind it's clear, if you want the former, lovren maybe, can and lallana are all fair shouts.
The latter, mane an couts would be good shouts.
All down to opinion and preference I guess.

19 May 2017 11:23:16
well he isn;t going to leave us, so i'd let him lead us :P
lets say that is the only way he can be the leaser in that defense.

19 May 2017 11:32:27
You've made an assumption about hendo's injury, we're a long way away from knowing what impact it will have on his future.

If Hendo does need replacing then we should be looking at a player who's going to hold down a starting position for a few years and I'm not convinced that can be aid about Can.

19 May 2017 12:21:33
I seem to remember one of the ed's (I think it was Ed001) saying a while back that Liverpool would never pick a captain who isn't English.

{Ed001's Note - it depends on the manager. Brendan Rodgers had made it plain he wanted an Englishman as captain of the club. Klopp might not feel that is as important.}

19 May 2017 12:45:42
I think the candidates could be Hendo, Milner, Gini, Llalana and Can roughly in that order

Hendo for who he is, Milner for his professionalism and experience, Gini because he's got experience, captained before and is a midfield cog, Llalana likewise but he's a bit too mouthy for me so can come across sometimes as a boy pretending to be a man, Can is a future captain material but too early IMO.

19 May 2017 12:56:14
I can think of a few notable captains who weren't English:

Hyypia, Hansen, Souness - off the top of my head.

19 May 2017 13:17:38
A captain doesn't need to be on the pitch. Henderson will do a lot of his work off the pitch also its what he is to all the other players.

Not wanted
Tried to offload
Fo7ght for everyrhing he has
Now captain

Any young player seing that there captain had the potebtial rejection there now getting or the slow start he had and with hardwork got to where he is. you can't really put a price on that.

Just to back up. Carra was never captain but was always he true leader on the pitch.

Lallana is the leader on the pitch for me but i wouodnt make him captain.

No coincidence he comes back and whwre able to press again. His hardwork inspires others around him. Thr fact it could be the 90min an he is still rnning, doesn't give other players a get out to walk around.

19 May 2017 14:03:18
Ian rush was captain as were
Kenny. Ronnie Whelan, but for shorter periods.

My mate has just said that Glen Hysen
From Sweden captained the club but I'm not 100% on that

I had even forgotten about him even as a player.

That's what age does to you.

{Ed007's Note -

19 May 2017 14:21:30
Another small minded thinking from BR. Hyppia was captain of Liverpool. Kompany is captain of City. Both great captains, great leaders of men and role models off the pitch. Who cares where a captain comes from provided he can do the job, be a leader of men and lead the team to success. Warped thinking, really?

19 May 2017 14:26:49
We've missed hendo. when fit he's in the team and he's a good captain. Speeds up our play which at times can be a bit pedestrian. great footballing brain.

19 May 2017 15:06:37
We need 11 captains ;)

For the record Henderson has been out the last few weeks with a thigh injury. It's not the unspellable heel thing right now. Previous posters who have experienced the affliction have confirmed that, whilst not curable, it is manageable; but significantly it will not last for his whole career. As easily as it came it will one day go away again.

That all said I don't think we need both Can and Hendo on the pitch playing the same role at the same time. It's too defensive and we play better with only one of them. They should rotate for that midfield anchor position.

19 May 2017 21:13:31
When fit and able, Henderson is the unquestioned Captain for me. And when not playing then I'd go for Can or Lovren (in that order) . Both have leadership qualities and that necessary, aggressive "you're not getting by me" look in their eyes. If they've had difficult games then I would simply say so what? Henderson and Milner have had them too. We've had the strong but silent types in Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson and Milner. Maybe time for a vocal and demonstrative leader on the pitch? For some reason, I don't think Lallana has the mettle to be a Captain. He just doesn't strike me as the guy you would turn to for an answer during a difficult situation. But I don't question his footballing skills. If Sakho had still been in the team, he would have been on my list, too.

{Ed025's Note - im with you on liverpool needing a vocal captain ra, hendo is like a mouse and even though he leads by example is far too laid back, you need a souness type who would frighten the life out of these pussies when they dont show up, i think he may have to be imported though mate as i dont see anyone in the squad who fits the bill..

20 May 2017 00:21:10
I don't have a problem with importing one little bit, Ed025. As long as it's a Captain who keeps the machine rolling smoothly, and as per plan, during the 90 minutes, I don't care where the passport is from. I'd absolutely love a Gennaro Gattuso or Romeo Benetti in the team.

{Ed025's Note - i remember gattuso ra, no messing about with him and a great leader mate, i have a feeling that he would be suspended more than playing though now that it seems to be a non-contact sport these days..



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