Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard in the dark over next vice-captain

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard says Brendan Rodgers hasn't told him who will replace Jamie Carragher as vice-captain

steven gerrard
Steven Gerrard turned 33 back in May Photo: Back Page Images

Steven Gerrard says Brendan Rodgers hasn’t given the Liverpool skipper any indication who could be the club’s new vice-captain.

The Reds need to appoint a second-in-command after veteran centre-half Jamie Carragher called time on his decorated 16-year career in May.

Daniel Agger and Pepe Reina have been touted as possible replacements, while Gerrard has thrown the names of Glen Johnson, Lucas Leiva and Martin Skrtel into the mix.

But the 33-year-old, who signed a new two-year deal with the Reds earlier this week, insists he is completely in the dark when it comes to Rodgers’ thinking for the next vice-captain.

“We’ve got a lot of experienced players in the squad – Skrtel, Agger, Lucas will all be pushing. Glen Johnson is a very experienced international as well.

“It’s going to be an interesting one. The manager has given no clues away just yet. Whoever it is, all of the lads will get behind them.

“It’s the manager’s decision – he makes all of the big decisions at the football club, certainly on the pitch anyway.

“I think he’ll name it very soon, before the important games come around.

“There are four or five candidates vying for that spot so it’s interesting.”

Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Mikel Arteta
‘I’ve got a feeling’: Danny Murphy makes predication about Arsenal next season
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Mikel Arteta
‘I’ve got a feeling’: Danny Murphy makes predication about Arsenal next season
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature