Jordan Henderson explains what he's learned from Steven Gerrard as he becomes Liverpool captain

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As expected, Jordan Henderson has been confirmed as Liverpool's new captain following the departure of Steven Gerrard to LA Galaxy.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has been explaining to the club's official website what he has learned from Steven Gerrard after being confirmed as his successor with the captain's armband.

Henderson became the club's vice-captain last season and took the armband on various occasions in place of Gerrard when manager Brendan Rodgers decided to rest the Reds icon, or when he was unavailable through injury.

The 25-year-old said on the club's official website: "I've learnt a lot off Stevie and how he conducted himself as the captain of this club both on and off the field. You'll always learn from top players - and Steven was exactly that.

"I'll use what I learnt from him to help me, but I also have to do things in the way I think is right.

"I'll carry on from what I was doing last season and I'll also try to take on more responsibility for the team and my teammates. We all have the same goal - and that's to bring success to this club and our incredible supporters."

Gerrard was always a captain that led by example, popping up at the crucial time with an important goal that could ultimately lead to Liverpool winning a big game.

There were comparisons made between the two last season when Gerrard had to watch from the sidelines as he was recovering from a hamstring injury, as crucial strikes from Henderson against Manchester City and Burnley from long range set the platform for the Reds to go on and win those particular encounters. 

But in many ways he will be a different captain to Gerrard. For one, he is more inclined to shout at his own men, and doesn't seem to be afraid of giving the referee an earful of his thoughts either. 

Comparisons are going to be inevitable as they are huge shoes for Henderson to fill, and other leaders within the team are going to need to be there to rally around and help him out. 

It does seem that Henderson has been earmarked for this role for some time, now he has to take what he has learned from Gerrard and bring that into his own game.

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