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Top 3 candidates to be Liverpool's next captain

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3.72K   //    17 Jan 2019, 20:25 IST

Jordan Henderson struggled with injuries in the past few seasons
Jordan Henderson struggled with injuries in the past few seasons

Jordan Henderson is doing a decent job for the Reds since taking armband from Steven Gerrard in 2015 and he has led the team out on the field on more than 100 occasions in all competitions.

However, injuries have prevented him from playing regularly in the past and the signings of Naby Keita and Fabinho during the summer have further limited his game-time in the team (he started in just 11 of the Reds' 22 Premier League games this season).

On the other hand, vice-captain James Milner turned 33 earlier this month and is heading towards an inevitable decline. His current contract with the Reds will expire at the end of next season.

The Reds needs a new skipper, who is in his prime and features in the team regularly. Thus here is a list of top three candidates to be Liverpool's next captain.



#3 Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum is one of the most under-appreciated Liverpool players
Georginio Wijnaldum is one of the most under-appreciated Liverpool players

Every successful team has that one player who never gets the appreciation he deserves and Georginio Wijnaldum is the most under-appreciated man in the current Liverpool squad.

The Dutch international joined Liverpool from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window of 2016 and he has been performing brilliantly since then by becoming an integral part of Klopp's midfield. His work rate, ability to win tackles and short passing skills play an important part in Liverpool's system and he works as the golden thread who knits the defence with the attack.

The 27-year-old was voted second just behind Virgil van Dijk by the teammates to take the arm-band in the absence of Jordan Henderson and James Milner against Red Star Belgrade earlier this season, which is clearly the reflection of what future holds for him at Anfield.


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