It was hardly ever going to be anybody else, but it appears that Jordan Henderson will officially be made Liverpool captain for the 2015/16 season tomorrow, according to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo.
The reliable journalist tweeted as such this afternoon…
Jordan Henderson expected to be confirmed as Liverpool’s new captain on Friday. Will take armband on permanent basis from Steven Gerrard.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) July 9, 2015
Upon Steven Gerrard’s departure, Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers have had a huge decision to make regarding his successor, and it appears that it’ll be the 25-year-old – signed from Sunderland in a deal worth up to £20m in 2011 (via BBC Sport).
Last season, when Gerrard was either injured or being rested, Henderson led the team with aplomb. The responsibility of the armband actually seemed to boost and inspire the England international – and we can see no reason why it won’t help him develop as a player next term.
Henderson has all the attributes to make a terrific skipper. He leaves nothing on the field, and gives 100% every time he pulls on a Liverpool strip. He combines this with drive, energy and underrated technical and creative skills.
Let’s hope Henderson can maximise himself with the captaincy, and can improve and develop those around him too.
Good luck, Jordan!