Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has been bestowed with the honour of captaining England for their World Cup 2018 Qualifier match against Slovenia. Wayne Rooney’s dismal performances for the national side will see him start the game from the bench for the Three Lions.
This will come as good news for Henderson, who has done a fairly decent job in captaining the Reds. His performances this season have made good viewing, and he probably is the ideal man in the stead of the Manchester United skipper.
Liverpool fans congratulated their captain on social media:
Jordan Henderson is living proof that if you work hard your rewards will come and he’s stuck 2 fingers up to the doubters
— liverbird south (@andrewgunningha) October 10, 2016
A heartwarming tale of Jordan Henderson being England captain. The make-a-wish foundation pulling out all the stops
— Ji Sung Park (@RealParkJiSung) October 10, 2016
Take my hat off to jordan henderson tbh. Couldnt stand him a month or so ago but hes proved me wrong. Playing so well
— Gârÿ. 🇮🇪 (@VintageSadio) October 10, 2016
HERES TO YOU, JORDAN HENDERSON
— James (@JamesFranciss_) October 10, 2016
Paul Ince, Kevin Keegan, Phil Neal, Phil Thompson, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson. #lfc
— LFCZA (@LFCZA) October 10, 2016
Congratulations Jordan Henderson Motivate the team towards a win against Slovenia meanwhile,,
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— Peter Osoo (@POsoo) October 10, 2016
Jordan Henderson…this is what happens when you apply yourself & work hard, day in day out. You deserve that armband #EnglandCaptain
— red steph (@redstrots) October 10, 2016
While there were a few who received the news with a certain skepticism:
A country that makes Jordan Henderson its Captain will not go far.
— Mr. Beast (@CopyOfOne) October 10, 2016
Jordan Henderson all over my TL, I guarantee you’ll all want him dead in about two weeks looool.
— Rob (@ffsUnited) October 10, 2016
When you find out that Jordan Henderson is England captain tomorrow night.. https://t.co/yoSx1ZmYwc
— BeanymanSports (@BeanymanSports) October 10, 2016
— Shez (@Shezabelle25) October 10, 2016
And now Jordan Henderson is England captain. See what you have done to our country people?
— Elliott Johns (@ElliottJMedia) October 10, 2016
The biggest crime in the world we now live in is that tomorrow night Jordan Henderson will captain an England team. Just upsetting.
— Jord (@Jordan_Farrelly) October 10, 2016
— Jonny Swift (@JonnySwift1) October 10, 2016
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