Liverpool FC set to make Jordan Henderson their new captain
Henderson will become Steven Gerrard’s successor when the latter leaves Anfield
January 5th, 2015
Steven Gerrard’s time at Liverpool FC is coming to an end after it was announced that the midfielder would be leaving Anfield at the end of the season.
It is thought that Gerrard will be signing for a US-based club for a final swansong and Jordan Henderson looks best placed to inherit the captain’s armband from his team-mate.
Henderson has swiftly established himself as a key player in the Liverpool FC team and was also first choice for England at the 2014 World Cup, with Brendan Rodgers certainly judging him as skipper material.
Rodgers said: “I think Jordan Henderson has all the leadership attributes, that was one of the reasons I made him vice-captain. I felt he had no greater captain to learn from than Steven, he was benefiting from his example even before he was vice-captain, but certainly in that new role he has been in pole position in terms of learning from a great, how the job works on and off the field. So when the day comes that Steven does move on we feel we have someone there to offer the same wisdom and knowledge even if he is a different type of player.
“We’ve got players here that are keen and hungry to progress,” Rodgers said. “I see leadership qualities even in the likes of young Raheem Sterling. This is a kid that will go on and develop into a world-class talent, a consistent performer.
“We have enough leaders in that changing room that will now step up and hopefully grow into the type of captain a successful team needs. At times when Steven was on the bench I felt the players were looking for his leadership, looking for the captain to come on. This is an opportunity now for the players from within to take a step forward, because from the end of the season Steven won’t be here.”