The 25-year-old has big boots to fill, as he strives to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor. Gerrard, who ended his 17-year Anfield first-team career in May, will forever be valued as an Anfield legend - a status Henderson will also be hoping to obtain.
Henderson told liverpoolfc.com: "I'm absolutely delighted and proud. It is a great honour and a huge privilege to be named as the captain of this football club. I'll look to give my best all of the time, put the team firmly first and try to give them - or help them with - whatever they need from me."
The Anfield faithful have already had a taste of what is to come, after the England international was appointed as vice-captain last September. Throughout the previous campaign he stood in as the team's leader on several occasions when Gerrard was out of the team.
For his first duty in the full-time role, Henderson will lead the club on their preseason tour of the Far East and Australia, for which they will fly out on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers will be greeted by the club's fans in Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, as they face Thai All Stars, Brisbane Roar, Adelaide United and Malaysia XI.
However, if you cannot wait until then, you can see photos of the new Liverpool skipper already playing the part: