The midfielder has become an increasingly integral figure over the past three years and some fans on Twitter even think he is a candidate to take over the captaincy from James Tavernier:
Future captain for the gers
— ???AMANDA??? (@amandadinnen) June 1, 2020
He would be my choice for captain.
— Bryan Spark (@BryanSpark2) June 1, 2020
What a player ?
— Jack Stirling (@JackStirling1) June 1, 2020
— Lewis ?? ?? (@FTBLLewis21) June 1, 2020
He’s become one of our most important playera
— MisterStrange (@MisterEStrange) June 1, 2020
— jordan aitken (@jordanaitken12) June 1, 2020
He’s become an integral part of our team. Doesn’t get the credit he deserves in Scotland
— Joe McKenzie (@McKenzieJoe9) June 1, 2020
Well done Ryan. Now for 55 + ??
— Elsie McCready (@ElsieMcCready4) June 1, 2020
Tavernier has been heavily linked with a move back to England with a number of clubs, including Newcastle and Aston Villa, said to be interested in him.
If the right-back were to depart then Jack would be an obvious candidate to succeed him both due to his commanding presence in midfield and the fact he is a trusted lieutenant of manager Steven Gerrard.
The Scottish international is one of the first names on the teammate for the Gers boss and if he were to be named captain in the future, the vast majority of supporters would likely back the decision.