‘Dejan Lovren can succeed Steven Gerrard as Liverpool leader’

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Dejan Lovren can succeed Steven Gerrard as Reds leader

Jamie Carragher believes Dejan Lovren has the potential to succeed Steven Gerrard as Liverpool’s talismanic leader.

The Croatia international penned a long-term deal with the Reds last week after completing a £20m switch to Anfield from Southampton.

You look at him and he has the potential to make a big powerful impact at the back and that’s what Liverpool need

Jamie Carragher

And former Reds centre-half Carragher feels Lovren can become an integral part of Brendan Rodgers’s side if he continues his Saints form.

“Centre-backs normally make great captains,” Lovren told Liverpool Echo.

“I think if Lovren establishes himself in the team became a top player by showing the same form he has at Southampton for Liverpool, then in the next few years when Stevie does decide to call it day he will be in contention.

“You look at him and he has the potential to make a big powerful impact at the back and that’s what Liverpool need.

“Jordan Henderson is another who could possibly be in contention and there will be more who arrive in that time that could be up for it as well.]

“But if Lovren can come in and produce that sort of form then I am sure he will be in the running for it.”

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