Brendan Rodgers reveals why he made Jordan Henderson Liverpool captain

Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Simon Mignolet

The Northern Irishman has stated that the England international is a great ambassador for the Anfield club on and off the pitch.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that Jordan Henderson was the natural choice to be the new captain of the club, as per the BBC.

The Anfield outfit needed a new skipper ahead of the forthcoming season following the departure of Steven Gerrard after a career of talismanic performances from the heart of the Reds’ side.

With the veteran moving to LA Galaxy and leaving a considerable void in his wake, Rodgers moved quickly to name Henderson as the club captain.

Other potential options for the captaincy were Martin Skrtel or Emre Can, but Henderson was the man to get the nod.

The Northern Irishman has stated that the former Sunderland star is a great ambassador for the Merseyside club and has tipped him to be successful over the next 12 months.

"When I was aware that Stevie was going I wanted to look at somebody who would be a great ambassador for Liverpool on and off the pitch," Rodgers is quoted as saying by the BBC.

"I've told Jordan to do it his way and have his own ideas and I think he'll have an outstanding year.”

Henderson will also have to fill the influential boots of Gerrard as a player, with the Reds now without a player who has inspired them to victory on countless occasions.

The England international is expected to be joined by new signing and compatriot James Milner in the heart of the Liverpool midfield next season.

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