Carragher reacts to Reds vice-captaincy appointment on Twitter

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Jamie Carragher has backed Brendan Rodgers' choice for vice-captain on Twitter.

Jamie Carragher says that he delighted that Jordan Henderson has been appointed as vice-captain of his former club.

The England international was announced as deputy to Steven Gerrard by the club last night and Carragher, a Reds legend in his playing days, has backed the decision to give Henderson increased responsibility.

It marks a dramatic turnaround for the energetic midfielder, who was written off by many in the early stages of his career at Anfield.

Henderson was brought to the club three years ago from Sunderland in a transfer worth around £20 million and many accused Kenny Daglish, the manager who signed him as a youngster, of overspending.

However, a series of stellar performances in recent times have seen a section of the club's supporters retract their initial negative opinion and his appointment has gone down very well. 

Henderson's confidence is likely to have been increased even further by this and the backing of Carragher just adds to what could be a perfect week for the 24-year-old, who is set to make his first appearance in the Champions League tonight. 

If Henderson does start he will have a crucial role to play for Brendan Rodgers' men, as they take on Ludogorets looking to get their Champions League campaign off to the perfect start. 

The Bulgarian side are arguably the weakest team in the competition this year and anything other than a win will be considered unacceptable by the fans of the club, who are desperate to see the side bring back some more memorable European nights to Anfield.

It has been a considerable amount of team since the Reds were last playing in Europe's premier tournament and they will be aiming to build on their proud history in the competition now they are back in it.

The Reds have won the European Cup five times before in their history and, although they are unlikely to increase that total this year, a solid run is expected.

It, of course, must be balanced with their commitments in the Premier League as they look to ensure they do not fall out of the top four immediately after getting back into it. 

The Merseyside outfit have started the season with two wins and two defeats, meaning that a few worries have started to form around Anfield, and, as a result, they will be looking to use the game tonight to land a big victory and build confidence for their remaining games this season. 

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