Is Jordan Henderson Liverpool's Best Candidate For Captaincy?

Is Jordan Henderson Liverpool's Best Candidate For Captaincy?

Jurgen Klopp previously claimed that “being skipper of Liverpool is the hardest job in world football because the man who had the armband before you is Steven Gerrard.” That premise seems to be ringing true. In truth, whoever took over from Gerrard was destined to fail in the eyes of Liverpool fans. Perhaps that’s why Henderson is often left to bear the brunt of criticism. When stacked up against Liverpool captains of old; players like Emlyn Hughes, Graeme Souness or …
Steven Gerrard - 15 Key Moments From The Career Of A Legend

Steven Gerrard - 15 Key Moments From The Career Of A Legend

Last Thursday (24/11/16), Steven Gerrard confirmed his retirement from football after over eighteen years in the professional game. Gerrard spent the first seventeen years of his career at boyhood club Liverpool before moving to LA Galaxy for the final eighteen months of his glittering career. The midfielder made 748 appearances for the two clubs, scoring 191 goals in the process, and won 114 caps for England, in which he netted 21 times. Here I am going to highlight 15 key …
Captaincy Candidates - Part Two: Emre Can

Captaincy Candidates - Part Two: Emre Can

We are back with the second part of this series looking at the potential candidates to be Liverpool's captain next season. After assessing Jordan Henderson in the first part, this time we turn our attention to Henderson's midfield partner, Emre Can. I'll say this: If Emre Can stays at the club for the next 4 or 5 years, he will definitely be the Captain by then; there is absolutely no doubt about that. But, is August 2016 too early to …
The Jordan Henderson conundrum

The Jordan Henderson conundrum

Captain? Yes. Leader? Not quite. At least since his return to the side last month after his heel problem, Jordan Henderson has not been the robust central midfielder that he has shown he can be. Steven Gerrard's departure last summer left a gaping hole in the very fabric of the squad. Minus Gerrard, Liverpool went into the season short of a high-class central midfielder and more importantly, a leader. Admittedly, Gerrard wasn't the most vocal while on the pitch, but …
Emre Can - The Apparent Heir to Steven Gerrard?

Emre Can - The Apparent Heir to Steven Gerrard?

The Germany U21's manager Horst Hrubesch told us all yesterday that Emre Can's future at Liverpool was in midfield. This despite being Mr Versatile in his debut season at the club, this to the detriment of his form.
"I was in Liverpool and they confirmed to us that Emre Can would be taking up (Steven) Gerrard's midfield role." - Horst Hrubesch
What a bombshell. A midfielder being used in midfield. Who'd have thought it? Emre Can started in …
Take Over The Ship Captain Hendo

Take Over The Ship Captain Hendo

Three games leave us from saying goodbye to arguably the best player Anfield has ever seen, Steven Gerrard, our captain for over 12 years. He’s a Liverpool legend I’ll remember as the attacking midfielder who won us trophies and offered us fans, dozens of memorable moments. Plus, he’s the producer of the best 6 minutes football has ever seen. I know a lot people who became Reds after that miraculous night in Istanbul. As a kid, before anyone knew about …
Jordan Henderson: The New Generation

Jordan Henderson: The New Generation

Things are changing at Liverpool and it’s the start of a new generation. Steven Gerrard is moving to America after turning down a contract extension, Jamie Carragher now works alongside Gary Neville, once an arch nemesis, and young Jordan Henderson, is set to become the next captain of Liverpool football club. Liverpool fans haven’t had much to smile about in recent weeks. Exit from the FA Cup after defeat in the semi-final against Aston Villa last week topped off a disappointing …
Steven Gerrard and The New Generation

Steven Gerrard and The New Generation

Since making his debut in 98, Steven Gerrard has won admiration and praise throughout the footballing world. In his prime, he terrorised defences with his unstoppable runs through midfield and his wonderful strike of the ball. We all know the player our captain was and we know the player he has become. The Gerrard of this season is a shadow of his former self and he continues to stain his legacy. Many fans across social media hope to never see …
Does Rodgers Know Liverpool's Best Eleven?

Does Rodgers Know Liverpool's Best Eleven?

Three games in six days represents a tough week for any team, even Liverpool. A midweek date with Ancelotti's "Galacticos Mark II" was never going to be plain sailing, and the distraction (albeit a welcome one) of playing the planet's biggest club, made team selection for Saturday's league match (against Hull) all the more difficult for Brendan Rodgers. Managing team selection, rotating the team, bringing players in and out of the side at the optimum time to maximise their talents, …
Our best captain of the 2010/11 season

Our best captain of the 2010/11 season

Unlike previous seasons Liverpool have had to use three captains, due to injuries and suspension to our normal candidate Steven Gerrard. So far in Gerrard’s absence Jamie Carragher Liverpool’ s vice captain has taken the step up, but in both of their absences fan’s favourite Pepe Reina has made the arm band his own. But which captain has had the most success this season? Jamie Carragher, has the highest win percentage as skipper at 55%, while Reina is placed in …