EPL 2016-2017 : 5 choices for Liverpool Captain this coming season
10th July this year, Jordan Henderson will complete one year as the Captain of Liverpool Football Club. He was promoted from vice-captain to Captain by then Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers following the departure of previous captain Steven Gerrard to MLS club LA Galaxy, who had led the club for more than a decade.
However, a persistent heel injury and a broken bone in his right foot meant Henderson missed a number of matches in a season where Liverpool played 63 matches across all competitions. Further, with Jürgen Klopp becoming the new manager in October 2015 and the introduction of his Gegenpressing, the team suffered a number of injuries and Klopp had to rotate the squad frequently. This led to 10 players captaining the team across the entire season.
With Klopp looking to stamp his authority on the squad this season coupled with Henderson’s form and fitness worries last season, everyone awaits to find out who will wear the captain’s armband in the coming season. As the announcement is due soon, we take a look at the 5 possible choices for the role.