It’s been a good 2015 for Jordan Henderson: new contract, FIFA cover ballot, now a captain’s armband. Can the new Liverpool leader elevate the club to Champions League?
Liverpool super midfielder Jordan Henderson has been named the new captain of the club for the 2015-16 season.
According to the Telegraph, Henderson has been given the captain’s armband once worn by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. The 25-year-old England international was the vice-captain of the team last season, so the promotion by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is not a major surprise.
Henderson signed with the Reds out of Sunderland for £18 million back in 2011 and has been a revelation for Liverpool in the three years since the rocky start to his career at Anfield. Henderson’s hard work led to major improvement on the field since 2012 that included a career-high 6 goals in the 2014-15 season. For his efforts, Henderson was awarded a five-year, £100,000/week contract with the club, and was named one of the finalists for the FIFA 16 video game.
Steven Gerrard finished his time with the Reds this past season and is now a member of the LA Galaxy in the MLS.