Spearing Holds Anfield Captaincy Dream

  • August 04, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Two years since his last competitive outing at Anfield, Jay Spearing retains hope that he will one day walk out on that famous turf as a captain.

Spearing joined Liverpool at the age of seven and worked his way through the academy ranks, making his senior debut in December 2008, before leaving his boyhood club in August 2013 - after spending the previous season on loan at Bolton.

The 25-year-old was handed the Wanderers armband over the summer, following Zat Knight's departure from the club, and he admits his desire to return to Anfield as skipper helps fuel his ambition of winning promotion to the Premier League.

"My dream is take our club and fans to Anfield," Spearing told The Mirror.

"I am a Liverpool supporter but Bolton's captain. I will always look forward to that fixture and the whole squad are looking to get back to where we feel we belong.

"I am not afraid to shout at anybody, whether they are bigger than me or not. My dad put that into me. He said 'make sure you get them playing, talking and concentrating'.

"I was captain of the youth teams at Liverpool from under-10s up. It's nothing different for me.

"Every single person here - the players and the ones you don't see - wants to be in the Premier League.

"We have got the stadium and the facilities. We just need to get a start and stay there."

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