Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted why he chose Jordan Henderson as his new Captain.
The England international had been widely expected to take the armband on a permanent basis after the long-serving Steven Gerrard left Anfield at the end of last season.
As quoted on the Liverpool site, Rodgers said: “Jordan is someone who leads through example – through his actions, attitude and application. He shows total commitment to the game and is a role model professional.
“He is also greatly respectful of the great traditions associated with being Liverpool captain and the responsibilities that come with it. He has been blessed to learn first-hand from one of the greatest the club has ever had, in Steven Gerrard.
“Jordan has grown as a person and as a player since arriving at Liverpool and is ready to take up this challenge. He will be his own person, with his own style of leadership and his own ideas and methods.”