Steven Gerrard is one of the most iconic captains in football history.
Our former skipper was awarded Liverpool’s armband in 2003, when Gerard Houllier decided to take it off Sami Hyypia and give it to the 23-year-old Scouser instead.
Gerrard went on to captain Liverpool to Champions League, League Cup and FA Cup glory – twice finishing runner-up in the Premier League to boot.
But the 37-year-old has claimed he couldn’t have led the team for so many years without Jamie Carragher helping him out.
The central defender was noisier than Gerrard and did the talking (and Bollocking) allowing the captain to lead by example.
“I was at lucky at Liverpool having Carra,” the 37-year-old said on BT Sport.
“He was a voice, a noise. He would encourage people vocally and have a go like Roy Keane did and provoke people. I would go about it a different way.
“So I think we bounced off each other really well so I think a big part of my captaincy would be having Carra as my rock and having my back. Everything I wanted to do he had my back on and off the pitch.
“Captains need a bit of back up around there and he certainly helped me do that.
“Captaincy is a daily thing, not just when you turn up to play.”
How we could do with the pair in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad now…
Not only are we in desperate need of a central defender, but the middle of the park lacks the thrust, power and leadership Steven Gerrard would provide.
Jordan Henderson does his best, but he’s in the same league as Gerrard in footballing terms, while Dejan Lovren & Joel Matip can’t tie Carra’s boots.