Steven Gerrard has become the human dynamo for Liverpool: starting and breaking up attacks, scoring magnificent goals and radiating confidence. Despite being dubbed the best midfielder of his generation many a time by legends such as Zidane, Gerrard remains level-headed, calm and collected.
From all angles, Gerrard appears to be the perfect captain for club and country.
However, his body has taken the toll for over a decade of first-class displays and the question—the one Liverpool fans have for so long feared—must now be asked.
Who can replace talismanic skipper Steven Gerrard?