Sports broadcaster Jim White has sparked enormous debate online today, by announcing that Wayne Rooney will be dropped for England’s tie in Slovenia and that either Jordan Henderson or Gary Cahill will take the armband.
The Manchester United captain was booed on Saturday after another average Three Lions performance, with most suggesting his time in the national team should now be ended by Gareth Southgate.
Henderson captains Liverpool and is a far more natural leader than Cahill, who has rarely worn the armband throughout his career. As a result, many believe it’s our skipper who’ll get the nod, especially after his Man of the Match performance against Malta last time out.
It’s my understanding that Wayne Rooney won’t start in Slovenia – Cahill or Henderson will captain England
— Jim White (@JimWhite) October 10, 2016
While Liverpool fans have reacted positively to the news, there’s been much debate among other fans whether the 26-year-old is suitable, which we hope doesn’t affect his confidence. He’s been top notch all season and it’s crucial Henderson keeps in a positive frame of mind.
We hope he does well midweek for England, but are more concerned by his performance next Monday against Manchester United…
Jordan Henderson, Liverpool and England captain🇬🇧❤️
— AZ (@iAhmad_AZ) October 10, 2016
Jordan Henderson England captain. https://t.co/FaB4aKjBEe
— Robbie (@Robbie_OR) October 10, 2016
Widespread reports that Wayne Rooney will be dropped to the bench for England vs Slovenia, meaning Jordan Henderson could captain the side.
— LiverpoolFF (@LiverpoolFF) October 10, 2016
It seems that Jordan Henderson could captain England against Slovenia, if Southgate drops Rooney.
— Mik (@MikLFC) October 10, 2016
Henderson set to take the captains armband next game for England if rumours are true, with Rooney being dropped!
— Indigo 🉐 (@IndigoLFC) October 10, 2016
Scenes if Henderson is named captain 😂😂😂😂
— Snakey (@Jake_LFC9) October 10, 2016
Also means Jordan Henderson as new England captain 😍🙌🏼 what a bloke he is #safc
— Pep ✌ (@APepper8) October 10, 2016
Jordan Henderson set to captain England against Slovenia tomorrow night.
— THE ANFIELD WRAP (@TheAnfieldWrap) October 10, 2016