Liverpool FC announced today that Jordan Henderson will take over the captaincy on a permanent basis from Steven Gerrard who left his boyhood club to join the LA Galaxy.
Henderson was visibly delighted even though he seemed the obvious choice after the club appointed him as vice-captain last season after Daniel Agger was sold. He said, a Ia m absolutely delighted and proud. It is a great honour and a huge privilege to be named as the captain of this football club.”
Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers also heaped praise on Henderson and explained the former Sunderland midfieldera s appointment: a Jordan is someone who leads through example a through his actions, attitude and application. He shows total commitment to the game and is a role model professional.a
Liverpool FC Legend and former captain Steven Gerrard also gave a thumbs up to Henderson’s appointment.
He said, a Jordana s been loyal to the club by signing a new deal and I wish him well. Jordana s so professional, hea s a winner, a great lad. I dona t think therea s a more fitting player to take that armband off me. I see a lot of my game in Jordana s game and what I like about him is hea s very humble.a
Following the news, Liverpool FC fans took to twitter and looked more than happy with the appointment of the former Sunderland academy graduate as the captain, while rivals fans poked fun.
Delighted for Hendo. Wear the armband with pride, lead by example, @JHenderson! Ynwa
a Kali (@MissAndreeva_) July 9, 2015
a Danny Joyce (@DannyJoyce84) July 10, 2015
a Woodward Time (@Scholesy_Giggsy) July 10, 2015
I love Jordan Henderson. Done well when he’s been skipper so far, but always played within himself with Gerrard on the pitch. Main man now.
a Colin Spreag (@ColinSpreag) July 9, 2015
In depressing news, Henderson to be confirmed as LFC Captain on friday. He aint no leader.Mediocrity has officially set in, sadly. #lfc
a My Surname is Khana (@ejaz_k) July 9, 2015
Henderson deserves the LFC captaincy by a mile. Really pleased for him. #LFC
a A Red Penguin (@ARedPenguin) July 9, 2015
@TommEvanss Henderson is the most average player ever. You want a player who will lead by example. Henderson can’t manage that
a Sainey Touray (@Saineyt1) July 10, 2015
Liverpool were mocked relentlessly for the A?16m they paid for Henderson – 3 years later he’s a key figure and club captain. #LFC
a BPLDan (@BplDan) July 10, 2015
Jordan Henderson went from bring unwanted at Liverpool to the captain of this iconic club. He represents all of what we need in players
a Maia (@maia_atkins) July 10, 2015