It is really good to be confident and Henderson has this particular trait. He has made it known he is confident of replacing Steven Gerrard as Captain of the Reds and bossing the midfield.
We know Gerrard recently ended his career in England and Liverpool for a move to MLS side LA Galaxy. This leaves Liverpool without a captain and Henderson has been tipped to be named captain by Rodgers. No one can fill Gerrard’s boot, but Henderson wants to try them out.
“I’ve always wanted to take more responsibility, especially at the stage of my career I’m at,” he told Goal.
“I feel I’m getting a bit older now, a bit more mature and of course I want to take more responsibility for the team but at the same time, I think it’s up to all of us as a team to take more responsibility on the pitch and make sure we put in good performances.
“When I’ve been vice-captain I’ve just tried to do my best for the team as I always have and to learn as much as I can from Stevie, like I have from when I first came to the club. But we’ve got a lot of captains and a lot of leaders in the dressing room so I’m sure whoever he [Rodgers] picks, the lads will be right behind him.
“I’ve think I’ve learned a lot from Steven. I have from when I first came to the club, he’s been a huge role model and leader to all of us. All of us have learned a lot from him; just being with him every day, training with him every day, you learn a lot from him.”