Emre Can would be ideal as Liverpool's next vice-captain

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Taking a closer look at a candidate to become Liverpool's next vice-captain if Jordan Henderson is named the new skipper.

With Steven Gerrard leaving Liverpool this summer, the club will need a new club captain.

The current vice-captain Jordan Henderson appears the most likely candidate for that job; but if he is indeed promoted to skipper that will leave another role to fill.

Liverpool have a few candidates to take over from Henderson, but one who perhaps is not mentioned as much as he should be is summer signing Emre Can.

He may not have been at Anfield very long, and he may only be 21, but the German midfielder has proved himself to be a wonderful addition at the club, one who plays wherever he is asked and consistently shines.

His recent stint at right-back has shown just how versatile he is, following a succesful spell as one of three centre-backs and with a few performances in his more natural position of central midfield thrown in for good measure.

Can may be young but he has all the attributes to become a great Liverpool player, and his burgeoning leadership skills are clear to see in a player who has not been overawed by his debut campaign and the changes in formation.

There may be other more experienced candidates for the vice-captain position at Liverpool should Henderson get Gerrard’s job, but few would be as well suited to it as Can.

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