Jordan Henderson: It would be an honour to captain Liverpool

The England international is one of the contenders to replace Steven Gerrard ahead of next season.

Jordan Henderson has admitted to the Telegraph that it would be an ‘absolute honour’ to be named as Liverpool’s captain ahead of next season.

The England international is one of a number of players in the running to be the Reds’ new skipper for 2015-16, with Martin Skrtel and Emre Can also mentioned as possible candidates.

Steven Gerrard will vacate the role and head over to MLS after spending his entire career at the Merseyside club and as such, the new captain has massive boots to fill both on and off the pitch.

Henderson has led the side on a number of occasions this term while Gerrard has been unavailable and admitted that he would love the job on a full-time basis.

“When Stevie hasn’t been there I just try to do the best I can for the team, encourage the players, lead by example, and in the summer that’s up to the manager,’’ the former Sunderland midfielder told The Telegraph.

“It would be an absolute honour to be captain. I’d love it. At the same time we have a lot of leaders and characters in the group that could do it as well. If it was someone else, I’d be right behind them.”

Henderson is set to play an influential role for Liverpool today as he steps out for the Reds against perennial rivals Manchester United in a six-pointer clash at Anfield.

The English star received some criticism in the early days of his Liverpool career, but is now a mainstay in Rodgers’ side and one of the team’s most important players.

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