The former Crystal Palace and Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock has stated that he believes Emre Can can fill Steven Gerrard shoes.
Gerrard will leave Galatasaray at the end of the season to join LA Galaxy in the MLS. Jorcan Henderson is expected to take the captains armband next season however, Warnock believes Can is the man for the role.
“I look at Emre Can and I think he can step into Steven Gerrard’s role,” Warnock told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for Talksport.
Can started in defence for the ninth consecutive league game against second placed Manchester City.
Liverpool have not lost a Premier League game in which Can has started in defence.
The 21-year-old was signed from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer as a central midfielder.
Rodgers has however, used Can primarily as a defender this season.
Can has one goal and one assist in 27 appearances in all competitions this season for Liverpool.