Steven Gerrard has backed Jordan Henderson to make a successful Liverpool captain…
Steven Gerrard has expressed his belief that Jordan Henderson will make an excellent Liverpool captain, when he takes over the role from him at the end of the season.
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The contract of the current Reds skipper expires at the end of the season, and Gerrard has already agreed a move to MLS side LA Galaxy. Henderson, who was made vice-captain at the start of the season, will then take the armband.
Reports in the Daily Star carry quotes from the former England international captain, who recently commented: “the time’s right for myself and my family for a fresh challenge.”
Discussing Henderson, Gerrard said: “Jordan has everything you need to be a great captain. He’s a fantastic professional who tries to lead by example in every training session and in every game.
“He can become a great captain for this club. He’s a fantastic player for me to hand the armband over to. I’ve got great respect for Jordan Henderson and I know everyone else at the club feels the same.”
Henderson struggled for form in his first season after joining from Sunderland for £16m in 2011, but Gerrard praised his team-mate for toughing it out, saying: “It was a big move at a young age.
“It’s in difficult situations like that you learn a lot about the type of character someone is. He knuckled down and worked even harder. He’s a true professional and a very strong character.”
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