How Jordan Henderson showed one example of why he'll captain Liverpool

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Henderson wasn't afraid to give his thoughts to Steven Gerrard in no uncertain terms during the 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson may be showing all the credentials of being the club's next captain when Steven Gerrard eventually hangs up his boots.

The 24-year-old was recently appointed Gerrard's number two because of his performances on the field, along with his leadership skills.

As well as setting up Adam Lallana for his first Liverpool goal, and scoring the winner in the Reds' 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, Henderson showed that nobody is exempt from a telling off - even Gerrard himself.

In the closing stages of the game at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, Henderson urged Gerrard to take the ball to the corner in order to see out the game and a get a crucial, much-needed win for the Reds after a stuttering start to their campaign.

Instead the Liverpool captain decided to cross the ball in towards the area for Lucas Leiva to shoot wildly into the Kop end. Henderson made his point known again after that.

Speaking on that incident after the game, the former Sunderland midfielder told the Liverpool Echo: “I was just telling him to keep it in the corner but I think he saw a pass to maybe score another goal. I don’t think I’ll do that too many times!

“I learn a lot from Stevie. That was a pressure moment in the game and I thought we should keep it in the corner but to be fair it was a great pass into the box and we could have scored as well.”

He may say he won't do that too many times, but he'll hope he won't need to. Regardless, it must be heartening to see there is a player aside from Gerrard who is prepared to have their voice heard on the field for the Reds.

It also showed Henderson's desperation for Liverpool to go into the international break with a win, after a relatively slow start to the season.

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