Brendan Rodgers tells story which highlights Jordan Henderson’s wonderful commitment

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Jordan Henderson looks set to be awarded our captaincy on a full-time basis come next season when Steven Gerrard moves to LA Galaxy, and his manager has told the official website that the 24-year-old is a leader both on and off the field.

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“This is a guy who at the end of last season, when we were in for the title and he was suspended for three games after his sending-off against Manchester City, without telling anyone, went to a club official and offered to do all the media commitments so the others could concentrate on their game,” he said.

“He didn’t want any glory for it. He was thinking of the team, of all his colleagues who were undertaking a really important spell and he wanted to absorb their duties so they could focus on football.

“That’s the type of young man he is. In my time here, he’s grown from not just a top-class young player who can only get better, as he embraces different systems and tactics, but he’s also developed as a leader, in part by watching Steven Gerrard in the role.

“And if he becomes the captain next season, he’ll carry it out with great honour.”

“I remember being sat talking to him for a length of time and it just meant an awful lot to him [to be made vice-captain]. It’s not just about putting on an armband, to him it’s so much more than that,” said Rodgers.

“It’s a representation of an iconic club, who over many years have had many great vice-captains, captains and players.

“Watching Steven closely over his time here, Jordan understands the prestige of the role and understands the leadership qualities that are demanded from it. He’ll just get better and grow into it because he is very much a team player.”

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