Emre Can could be Liverpool's new vice captain captain

Emre Can, Liverpool

Jordan Henderson has stepped up from vice-captain to become Liverpool’s new captain following the departure of Steven Gerrard.

The former Sunderland man was officially unveiled as the Red’s new skipper last Friday which leaves a vacant vice captain role.

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Liverpool Offside had stated that Emre Can is among the front runners to become Liverpool’s vice-captain along with Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel.

Veteran defender Kolo Toure previously tipped Emre Can to be Liverpool captain.

“He’s a leader, when you’re on the pitch, you can see that by the way he plays. He is really confident and he talks on the pitch as well,” Toure was quoted as saying in the Mirror.

“Right now, Jordan Henderson is very good, but there’s’ no doubt this boy is going to be a king here. He is a top player, who can make a difference in games”

The Germany U-21 international is expected to move into midfield next season following the Red’s signing of Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton.

The Liverpool star is currently on holiday in Bodrum (Turkey) and is expected to return to Liverpool shortly ahead of pre-season training.

Can made a total of 27 appearances for the Premier League outfit this season and also featured in the FA Cup and Europa League.