Stand in Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has said that he is not guaranteed to replace Steven Gerrard on a full time basis when the influential midfielder departs for MLS side LA Galaxy in the summer, the Daily Express reports.
Henderson has led the Reds in Gerrard’s absence recently, calling for fans to champion the prospect of him keeping the armband on a regular basis.
However, the 24-year-old has hailed the “strong leaders” at Anfield and dismissed claims that he is in line to automatically take over from Gerrard.
“Next season we’ll see what happens because it might not be me succeeding Stevie, it might be someone else,” he said.
“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.”