England International Jordan Henderson has been confirmed as the new vice-captain of Liverpool, replacing Daniel Agger who left for Brondby in the summer.


Henderson has been in brilliant form for Liverpool in the last two seasons, just after he rejected a move to Fulham in a swap deal for Clint Dempsey. He stayed at Anfield and fighted for his place. Henderson is now one of the key players at Anfield and also a fan favourite. Henderson has made 136 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 13 goals. Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Daniel Sturridge were also tipped to become the new vice-captain, but it is Henderson who will be taking the new role at Anfield.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers explained the club’s decision to name Jordan Henderson the new vice-captainn.

Jordan Henderson: “Jordan is someone who represents the best values of what we are all about, as a team and as a club.

“Both he and Steven are examples to others in how they conduct themselves on and off the pitch. It’s how they live their lives, it’s how they train and it’s how they approach their work.

“Jordan is completely dedicated to the game and his leadership qualities come from the example he sets. It’s another great story for Jordan in his journey as a Liverpool player and it shows the great progress he has made.

“For club and country he holds himself really well, he’s got great stature and I believe he will be an important player here for years to come.”