Liverpool star Jordan Henderson: We will miss Steven Gerrard

The England international has discussed the prospect of an Anfield first-team without their longstanding talismanic figure.

Liverpool’s midfield is in line for a revamp this summer, with club captain Steven Gerrard leaving Anfield after a career with the Merseyside team.

The veteran midfielder will leave his boyhood club to join MLS side LA Galaxy, drawing to a close an invigorating period in English football.

Jordan Henderson is widely expected to replace the outgoing skipper as Liverpool captain, while the England international will also be charged with filling Gerrard’s boots in the centre of the park.

The former Sunderland man, who has recently signed a new long-term deal with the Anfield team, has admitted that not having Gerrard to look to will be a blow to the side.

"He will be a big loss to the team," Henderson told the Liverpool Echo.

"Stevie is our leader and a big influence on games for us, so you will miss big players like that.

"But at the same time we have to move on when he does go and I think we have got the players who can improve and push on have a really good go next season."

Gerrard showed his class by scoring the winning goal against QPR at the weekend, after missing a penalty earlier in the affair.

Henderson had a slow start to life on Merseyside but has won over his doubters with a lung-busting work-rate and attributes that are similar to those provided by Gerrard in his pomp.

Gerrard’s exit will see another homegrown fans favourite leave the club, following on from the retirement of Jamie Carragher.

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