Liverpool hero Steven Gerrard has backed his new vice captain Jordan Henderson to become the club’s new main man after he retires, with his midfield partner having grown into a significant figure at the club since Brendan Rodgers became manager, as reported by the Daily Star.
Henderson looked to be on the way out of Anfield only a few seasons ago, when Rodgers seemed set to let an expensive signing who had failed to impress depart, but a series of sensational displays in recent years have completely changed Henderson’s situation.
He is now somewhat indispensable in the middle of the park, as shown by Liverpool’s struggles once he was suspended towards the end of last season.
The England international has now been appointed vice captain at the club by Rodgers, and Gerrard, who scored an injury time penalty winner against Ludogorets in the Champions League on Tuesday night, has backed the 24 year old to replace him in years to come.
Regarding the appointment, Gerrard said: “It’s very well deserved and it’s no surprise to me.
“I’m sure he’ll be the main man – the club captain – in a few years when I have gone.
“He epitomises everything that a captain is. He works hard on and off the pitch.
“He’s well-liked in the dressing room. He leads by example and, let’s not forget, he’s a top player as well.”