Date: 26th October 2010 at 4:01pm
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With Stiliyan Petrov looking at a 2 month spell on the sidelines, Gerard Houllier has selected the Hokey-Cokey as our stand in captain.

Speaking on the Official Site as the club made the announcement Houllier praised Coker for his attitude and work rate and said no one deserves the armband more in his eyes.

‘Just from what I see, his attitude and his work rate has been consistent. In terms of performance, he knows exactly his role in the team and he has improved a lot.’

Richard Dunne has also been made vice captain.

In what may well become my word of the week, he added.

‘Exemplarity is a very important factor, that’s why he’s the captain.’

It’s certainly a major change around for Hokey who was odds on out the door just before the start of the season but Gerard has liked what he’s seen and it can’t be too long before a new deal is thrashed out.

‘I hope he will stay with us, it’s too early to say but Paul Faulkner has started to have talks with his agent, he knows I want to keep him.’

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