With speculation constantly surrounding Daniel Agger’s future at Liverpool—with or without the reportedly imminent signing of Southampton’s Dejan Lovren, as reported by BBC Sport's Ben Smith—the Reds vice-captain may find himself behind Mamadou Sakho in the pecking order this season, or even headed toward pastures new.
Having been appointed Liverpool vice-captain after Jamie Carragher’s retirement last summer, Agger had a stop-start season last year, with injury problems striking yet again and Sakho seemingly establishing himself as Brendan Rodgers’ first-choice left-sided center back.
With Sakho having playing a pivotal leadership role in France’s World Cup campaign this summer and Lovren’s impending arrival at Anfield, Agger’s place in the starting XI may be more threatened than ever.
Given his recent public comments that he was considering his future, per Sky Sports, the Danish defender might yet start the new season at a new club.
So it might not just be a practical decision to reassign the vice-captaincy; it might be an inevitable one.
Here we look at three first-team candidates who would be alternative options for the Liverpool vice-captaincy, and we also discuss possible future candidates in the role as well. Let us know your picks and views in the comments below.