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Steven Gerrard Names Player He Backs to Follow Him as Liverpool Captain

The current skipper would like Henderson as his successor.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has named Jordan Henderson as the player he would like to succeed him as skipper at Anfield.

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Henderson has greatly impressed over the past 12 months, finally justifying the £20m transfer fee the Reds paid Sunderland for his services back in 2011.

When the midfielder initially arrived on Merseyside he was widely considered a flop and many thought he could be another expensive mistake like Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing.

Yet under the guidance of manager Brendan Rodgers the 24-year-old has improved greatly and is now also a firm fixture in the Roy Hodgson’s England team.

Now Gerrard has named Henderson as his choice to take the armband from him once he retires.

“I think he epitomises everything a captain should he. I am sure Jordan is going to go on and captain this club,” the 34-year-old was quoted by the Mirror.

Gerrard also thinks that the midfield ace is similar to him in both the way he approaches the game and the way he plays when on the football pitch.

As one of the greatest players in the club’s history these comments must come as music to the ears of Henderson, who could easily have faded away and never succeeded at the club.

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