The former defender turned pundit has hit back at the QPR midfielder.
The QPR man had accused Henderson of “trying to be a Steven Gerrard clone” on his Twitter account on Friday, suggesting that it was pointless that the Liverpool midfielder try to emulate his current captain.
Carragher though, was quick to hit out at the outspoken Barton, questioning his statement and even asking whether he would turn down the captaincy himself.
@Joey7Barton How's Henderson trying to impersonate Gerrard? Who said he's the next Gerrard? Wearing armbands, would you say no to captaincy?— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 20, 2015
"How's Henderson trying to impersonate Gerrard?" Carragher responded on Twitter. "Who said he's the next Gerrard? Wearing armbands, would you say no to captaincy?"
Barton then responded to the tweet, clarifying that he believes Henderson should try to be himself and not try to copy Steven Gerrard's captaincy style. "He is a good enough player. I think he should just be his own man/captain. Not try to be someone else when it's not genuine," tweeted Barton.
@Carra23 He is a good enough player. I think he should just be his own man/captain. Not try to be someone else when it's not genuine.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) February 20, 2015
The exchange of views was in response to the incident surrounding Mario Balotelli, after the Italian took the ball away from captain Henderson when the side were awarded a late penalty against Besiktas on Thursday night.
According to the BBC, that led to current captain Steven Gerrard, stating that Balotelli “showed disrespect” by taking the penalty instead of skipper on the evening Henderson, while a host of other footballing personalities sharing their opinion on the incident, such as Didi Hamann, who claimed there was no point in anybody else getting involved in the incident.
Aside from the drama, the goal ensured Balotelli continued his recent renaissance at Anfield after he scored the late winner against Tottenham last week as well.