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McManaman can't see future captain in current Liverpool squad

Liverpool hero Steve McManaman can't see a future captain in the current squad.

Jordan Henderson has been the skipper of the since Steven Gerrard's depature in 2015, with James Milner serving as the vice-captain.

"Captaincy doesn't really bother me but it's difficult when you look at the Liverpool squad," McManaman told

"You would just go backwards into defence and give it to one of the defenders. If anything happened to Jordan Henderson and James Milner, I presume you'd give it to Virgil. He'd be the ideal choice, but he's now 30.

"At the moment you wouldn't necessarily give it to Joe Gomez as he's too young and inexperienced.

"When you look at the XI that started against Crystal Palace, nobody jumps out who is going to be there for the next ten years and be a leader. Not yet certainly.

"You could say Ibrahima Konaté but he's too young. There needs to be so much development and growing up and maturing. You could possibly give it to him in two or three years."

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