Steven Gerrard has revealed the emotional toll it took on him to be Liverpool captain for 12 years.
Gerrard is the longest-serving captain in the club's history, taking on the armband in October 2003 before departing for LA Galaxy last summer.
And the 36-year-old, writing in the newly-published book "Liverpool Captains" said he always embraced the role despite the intense scrutiny and punishing blows it brought.
"You need to be thick-skinned to be captain," Gerrard said. "Before you accept the responsibility...