James Milner was today appointed Liverpool’s vice-captain, but many fans felt Martin Skrtel, who’s been here since 2007, was unfairly overlooked.
Supporters have wished summer signing Milner, who is of course yet to play a proper game for the club, all the best – but some feel the long-serving Slovakian has been hard done by.
Read the varied reaction below.
Should it have gone to Milner or Skrtel?
Milner as Liverpool VC is the right choice. Other candidates Sakho, Lallana aren’t confirmed starters. Skrtel isn’t a leader
— El Cerebro (@tuale_CA) August 7, 2015
Congratulations James Milner on Vice Captain job.
— Paul (@shacky9) August 7, 2015
But no. Thankfully it was James Milner is our new Vice Captain…and Joe Allen is out for 4 weeks. Normality restored.
— showmethemoney (@smtm_LFC) August 7, 2015
James Milner is VC?! What… That’s a poke in the eye for Martin Skrtel
— Susil Pallikadavath (@Zoos_) August 7, 2015
Find it completely baffling. Martin Škrtel has been at the club for almost 8 years & is shunned for Milner as the back-up captain. Very odd.
— Dahir Bannoní (@dbotan7) August 7, 2015
@Lalaboiy fair shout for Skrtel. But Lallana couldn’t hold a starting spot last season. Milner looks like he’ll have a more important role
— Blackjack (@TundeOS) August 7, 2015
Find it quite disrespectful that Rodgers has chosen Milner over Skrtel (who has been at the club for years) for vice captain
— Elliott Young (@ElliottYoung98) August 7, 2015
From Gerrard anf Carragher to Henderson and Milner
— Jonny (@ImNotMiserable) August 7, 2015
— Michael Langan (@Mike_Langan22) August 7, 2015
Milner’s Liverpool’s vice-captain this season. Always thought that he was going to pick Skrtel.
— Segun A. (@Banty106) August 7, 2015
Forza Jimmy Milner #LFC
— Ciaran Walsh (@CiaranWalsh2) August 7, 2015
— The Firmino Role (@thefirminorole1) August 7, 2015
Personally I would’ve gone for skrtel as vice captain but I’m sure Milner will do a good job..Now bring on the potters #COYR
— GaffarLFC (@AGaffar72) August 7, 2015
I like Milner but why is he vice captain?? #LFC
— Andy (@Andyriley88) August 7, 2015
Sakho was my choice for Vice Captain but happy with Milner. Can’t wait for Sunday #LFC
— Wez (@SeanWeston619) August 7, 2015
— Martinho Crosbuski (@martincros95) August 7, 2015
Milner vice captain? Would be Skrtel if it was my decision but congrats Milner
— James Bird (@FinallyBirdy) August 7, 2015