Amidst rumours that James Milner would be named as the new captain of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers has decided to leave the armband with Jordan Henderson.
The former Sunderland midfielder stepped in place of Steven Gerrard last season whenever the influential midfielder was available. He appears to have learned a lot from the role without affecting his performances. This appears to have been a major reason behind Rodgers being confident that Henderson will be able to lead the team into the new era. The 25-year-old moved to Anfield in 2011 for around £ 16 million from Sunderland.
He has stated that it was a huge privilege for him to lead a club like Liverpool. Henderson admits that it is great pressure but he is hoping to deal with it in the same manner as Gerrard. The 35-year-old led the team for more than a decade in the best possible way.
“I’m absolutely delighted and proud. It is a great honour and a huge privilege to be named as the captain of this football club. When Steven wasn’t in the team last season, I tried to do the best I could when I stepped in and took the armband. Now I’ll be looking to carry that on and continue to grow as a captain. I’ll look to give my best all of the time, put the team firmly first and try to give them – or help them with – whatever they need from me,” said Henderson.