Robbie Keane may have played under Steven Gerrard’s captaincy at Liverpool, but at Los Angeles Galaxy he holds the armband – and has no intention of relinquishing it.
The Republic of Ireland record goalscorer skippered the Californian outfit to the MLS Cup last season, having replaced Landon Donovan in the role at the beginning of the 2013 season, and spoke publicly of his desire to retain his position of leadership within the LA Galaxy squad.
“He is arriving as an addition, not as a replacement as captain,” insisted Keane to the Liverpool Echo.
“I have spoken to Steven and he is excited about the challenge of coming to LA Galaxy. He is going to be a great addition to our squad.”