Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has spoken of his admiration for Steven Gerrard as a captain and the pride the midfielder would have in leading England again.
He would not, however, enter the debate as to whether national team boss Roy Hodgson - his predecessor at Anfield - should pick the 31-year-old to skipper the side at the European Championships.
Reports today suggested Hodgson, who will name his first squad next week, has spoken to Gerrard about this summer's tournament but there is no indication he has made a decision on who should wear the armband.
"All we can speak about is Steven and his time at Liverpool Football Club and the service he has given us and the way he has led the club many times by example on and off the pitch," said Dalglish.
"He's a real credit to the club.
"We cannot speak highly enough of Steven but that is our opinion, if someone differs from that then that is up to them.
"I am sure if he was asked (to be captain) he'd be very proud."