Liverpool lost to Swansea last night, despite fielding our best side and having been well rested from the Manchester City game eight days previous.
And the player who perhaps bore the most of the criticism was Emre Can, the German powerhouse who was given the armband.
Coutinho was captain regularly in December despite wanting to leave, with Jurgen Klopp simply making the team’s longest serving player skipper, but Liverpool didn’t lose under the Brazilian…
With Swansea winning 1-0 though, many Reds questioned why a player who’s probably leaving on a Bosman free transfer got the honour of captaining the side.
To be honest, it’s probably a fair reaction.
The captaincy should mean something. We’ve had six different ones over the past few weeks.
Still laughing about Emre Can being Liverpool captain!
EMRE FUCKIN CAN!!!!!
— Rep.Of Liverpool (@born2bscouse) January 23, 2018
— Michael Cowan (@michael13cowan) January 23, 2018
How bad was Emre Can again last night ?? And Captain 😂😂😂😂😂 ….. I’ll wait
— SEELEY (@Seeley789) January 23, 2018
I absolutely love Emre Can I think he is a massively important player in our team but last night we needed a Gerrard or a coutinho to break them down and unfortunately we don’t have that. I hope keïta will be as good as he is in Germany because his talent is what we need #LFC
— LFCYNWA (@LFCYNWA125) January 23, 2018
Emre Can being named #LFC Captain last nite was a bigger joke than Lovren being one last week.
— Mr Ayre (@Mr_Ayre) January 23, 2018
After almost 6 years of marriage, you’d think my husband would have learned NOT to talk to me about football. But apparently not
“What was he thinking playing Emre Can as captain?!”
I haven’t got a bloody clue, babe. No idea who he is or what you are on about🤷🏼♀️
— Jemma Anglesea (@JemmaAngo) January 22, 2018
Started too slow & Emre Can should never be captain of our club, he makes everything too slow and wish he'd go off to Italy,which he will suit.Never took chances & reverted to type,losing to bottom of league. Klopp interview before game seemed lethargic and that's way we played
— Peter Dickinson (@PD07LFC) January 22, 2018
Emre Can was captain Liverpool tonight – as a result he was the 6th captain in the last 6 league games, Emre Can more like Emre Can't!! @LFC
— Tony Hitchen (@tonyh10_lfc) January 22, 2018
Emre Can captain of liverpool football club?. 6 months on his contract?. Flirting with juventus?. I'll take a defeat against anybody but i won't be accepting that #LFC
— Nathan Graham (@NathanGraham92) January 22, 2018
Coutinho captains Liverpool 4/5 weeks ago.. leaves. Emre Can captain tonight and almost certain to leave. Wtf is going on 😂😂😂
— Daryll Kernohan (@DaryllK7) January 22, 2018