"Jamie deserves it," said midfielder Lucas. "He has had an awesome career and for I don't know how many years he has been playing for the first team. He is an example. If you want to succeed as a Liverpool player, you need to really watch him and follow what he does - not just on the weekend, but on a daily basis.
"Jamie is a great professional and the next two games, the armband will be a reward for him for what he has done and he'll retire on a high."