Howard so proud to wear armband

The United States international was the latest player to stand in

for injured Phil Neville on skipper’s duties and pulled off a

string of saves to keep the Premier League leaders at bay at

Stamford Bridge. Howard told the Liverpool Echo: “It felt amazing

wearing the captain’s armband. I know the history of this club very

well now and even if it’s only for one game, for the manager to put

that type of responsibility on me and show that appreciation for me

is awesome. “I know who the true captain of this team is but I’m

happy to fill in and it’s an honour. “You usually don’t come away

from a game conceding three and have a big smile on your face, but

I feel like we earned that. “The resilience we showed, and

commitment and endeavour has been unbelievable in recent weeks and

we showed it again in abundance.”