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Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson unsure if he will receive the armband next year

Rohan Menon
2.22K   //    12 Mar 2015, 11:11 IST
Jordan Henderson talks about the possibility of becoming Liverpool’s captain

Jordan Henderson says he is unsure if the captaincy armband will be passed onto him next year after the departure of Steven Gerrard. The Liverpool midfielder who was made the vice-captain of the team last summer, has been the acting captain recently due to Gerrard’s hamstring injury.   

Henderson thought believes that there are many others in the team who have the necessary qualification and leadership to act as the captain. 

"Next season we'll see what happens because it might not be me succeeding Stevie, it might be someone else," he was heard telling the official Liverpool magazine.

"There are a lot of strong leaders in the dressing room. There are a lot of big characters in the team - down to earth, humble people.

"Mama [Sakho], Emre [Can] and Skrts [Martin Skrtel] have developed a strong collective understanding. You can see their passion, they're desperate to win, they give everything.

"Studge [Daniel Sturridge] is a big character. Lucas [Leiva] is too. I can only do the current job the best I can."

Stevie’s the perfect captain: Henderson

Henderson who has been playing alongside Gerrard since 2011 claims that the Scouser was very influential in his development, and says he has learnt a lot from Gerrard on and off the field.

"Stevie's the perfect captain really. He's a leader on and off the field," Henderson added.

"He's someone we all look up to. He always puts the team first. He's very unselfish.

"When I became vice-captain, I tried to learn as much from him as I could.

"The thing I've probably learnt most from Stevie is the way he overcomes the disappointments. I think that defines you more than anything.

"I can relate to it. If I look back to my first season here, it wasn't easy. But it made me stronger.

Henderson though has been in fine form recently and has led the team to a few victories.

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