He isn’t trying to, but is Rodgers having a bit of a dig at Henderson, here?
Some fans have criticised the manner in which Jordan Henderson handed over the penalty to Mario Balotelli last night, but Brendan Rodgers has reminded them that the vice-skipper should not be compared to Steven Gerrard yet, despite being the favourite to take his armband next term…
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“You have to go steady with Jordan – I think everyone is trying to catapult him into [being] the next Steven Gerrard, and he’s not that. I’ve said it many times, he’s not that type of player,” Rodgers began.
“Jordan is a real honest boy who is a hard-working player. A great team player who is tireless in his running, his ability and gives his all for the team. Steven is a totally different player.
“He is still young and, as I said, it is not automatic that he’s going to be the next captain. At this moment in time, when Steven doesn’t play, he is the vice-captain and he is working that role very well.
“It’s a very, very important role because of the responsibilities you have at this club, particularly off the field as well. It’s a huge role, but Jordan has fitted into it this season very, very well and he’s got a great role model in Steven.”