Liverpool have for so long been propped up by the sheer determination, ability and dedication of their two homegrown star players, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard. With the announcement of Carragher's imminent retirement come the end of the season, Reds fans and Liverpool management alike have been scouring the football world for a suitable replacement.
Jamie Carragher, 35, has reminded Liverpool that hanging up one's boots is a natural part of football that no one is exempt from. Steven Gerrard—Liverpool's talismanic captain who has played every minute of Premier League football this season and carried the Reds since receiving the captaincy just under a decade ago—is also coming close to retirement.
It may be five or six years down the line, but Liverpool must look to players that can reproduce the best of Gerrard as well as Carragher. Here are current Liverpool players that could, hypothetically, replace the best of the Kop legends.