Norwich revealed on Wednesday that Christoph Zimmermann has suffered a knee injury and could miss the start of the Premier League season.
The German central defender has been ruled out for up to six weeks, which would mean he would be out for the first few games of the 2019/20 campaign.
Zimmermann played 45 times for Norwich in all competitions last season, scoring three goals, and formed a strong partnership with Ben Godfrey at the back for Daniel Farke.
He also captained Norwich for the majority of the second-half of the season, with club captain Grant Hanley out of favour.
Norwich travel away to face Liverpool at Anfield on the opening day of the season, with Farke now having to choose a new captain for the first game of the campaign.
So, here are some players who Farke could pick to captain his side at Anfield in the Premier League next month…
If Farke opts to give Krul a chance to impress before playing Ralf Fahrmann, the Dutch goalkeeper could take the armband. He is one of the most experienced players in the Norwich dressing room. If Fahrmann started, it is unlikely that he would be given the honour so soon.
Klose is the most likely to take on the armband. The Swiss international has captained Norwich on several occasions in his three-and-a-half-year stay with the club and is – like Krul – one of the most experienced in the squad.
Despite his age, Godfrey showed incredible maturity at the back last season and clearly has strong leadership skills. Farke could give him a show of faith by making him captain against the Champions League winners.
Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber has spoken several times about how much Lewis has become a key figure in the dressing room. Despite only being 21, he is already one of the most experienced players at the club – in terms of appearances for Norwich – and is a worthy candidate.
Trybull is a fan favourite at Carrow Road and was one of the best holding midfielders in the Championship last season. The German is another player who would be a good choice to take over the captaincy in Zimmermann’s absence.