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From being forced to join Fulham to become the CAPTAIN of Liverpool: Rise of Jordan Henderson


  • 25 year old English international midfielder is set to become the new captain of Liverpool Football Club after the departure of their long time captain Steven Gerrard who moved to Major League Soccer champions Los Angeles Galaxy after his contract expiry.

    Henderson became the vice captain of Liverpool last September after Daniel Agger’s departure to Danish club Brondby.

    Henderson leaded Liverpool team many times last season in the absence of Gerrard and is now set to be named the Captain of the Merseyside club.

    Henderson signed for Liverpool from Sunderland back in 2011 for a whooping £18 million and failed to justify his huge price tag at first.

    Brendan Rodgers offered him a chance to leave for Fulham soon after taking charge at Anfield in 2012 to bring Clint Dempsey to Anfield, but the midfielder opted to stay and fight for a regular place.

    The journey from then to now is quite remarkable for the versatile midfielder and now he is to be named as the captain of the European giants where legends like Steven Gerrard, Kenny Dalglsih and many more used to wear the armband.

    Henderson signed a new deal with the Reds in April and committed his future at Anfield for the next five years.

    There were some speculations after the the arrival of experienced 29 year old midfielder James Milner on free transfer from Manchester City that he could be offered the armband but The Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers opted for Jordan Henderson seeing his influence and growing reputation in the team and among the fans.

    Like Gerrard, Henderson is a skipper who will primarily lead by example but be not adverse to handing out an on-field rollocking when required.

    Such confidence has been built over time and hasn’t come easy to the midfielder, making him a more rounded personality as a result.

    He got knocked down, he got back up again, and now he’s reaping the rewards of his tenacity.

    Off the field, Henderson isn’t the type of footballer to court attention or attract headlines.

    He approaches his media and commercial responsibilities with professionalism and is not short of a sense of humour.

    What’s more, Henderson clearly has the respect of his team-mates, a key attribute for any skipper.

    The fans, too, have warmed greatly to his likeable, down-to-earth demeanour and indefatigable work ethic

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