Henderson Named Liverpool VCJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Liverpool have officially announced midfielder Jordan Henderson as the club’s vice-captain for the 2014-15 season.
Former vice-captain Daniel Agger returns to Brondby where he began his senior career, leaving the vacancy open for the new season. Although there had been several names put forward for the position, most fans never had any doubt that it that Henderson was the man for the job.
In his announcement today Brendan Rodgers said, “Jordan is someone who represents the best values of what we are all about both as a team and a club. Both he and Steven are examples to others in how they conduct themselves both on and off the pitch.”
The 24-year-old arrived at Liverpool in 2011 for a substantial £16 million fee and, despite some initial struggles, has come to prove his value in the team.
Henderson’s raw talent and stamina are part of what make him such a dependable player and the stand-out choice for the vice-captaincy, particularly as Liverpool head back to Europe for the first time in five years.
Although the midfielder may not be the flashiest of players he’s possibly one of the most crucial cogs in the Liverpool wheel.
Rodgers emphasised how much Henderson has grown as a player since joining the team three years ago, commenting, “It’s another great story for Jordan in his journey as a Liverpool player, and it shows the great progress he has made. You see now for club and country he holds himself really well, he’s got a great stature and I think he will be around here for years to come.”
With the vice-captaincy now confirmed, Henderson will be the man to take over from Gerrard if he has to leave the pitch in tonight’s Champions League clash against Ludogorets at Anfield.