Adam Lallana: Why Jordan Henderson can be successful Liverpool captain

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana says the Reds squad all look up to Jordan Henderson

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Adam Lallana believes Jordan Henderson has the qualities required to become a successful Liverpool captain.

The England international is favourite to succeed Steven Gerrard as Reds skipper at the end of the season after the 34-year-old agreed a move to Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy in the summer.

Henderson, 24, was named as Gerrard’s second-in-command by manager Brendan Rodgers at the start of the current campaign after Daniel Agger sealed a return to Danish side Brondby.

Reds midfielder Lallana, who moved to Liverpool in a £25m deal from Southampton last July, revealed Henderson has the respect of the dressing room at Anfield.

Lallana told talkSPORT: “He has definitely got the attributes to be a successful captain.

“He has proved when Stevie has not been fit or not been playing that he has got the qualities and attributes to lead the team.

“It is quite natural [for him] really. It isn’t something he works on. Being a captain is something you grow into. We all look up to him because he is a respectful player and lad.”

The England midfielder has scored five goals and has made seven assists in 28 Premier League appearances this season.

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Henderson has racked up 2,446 minutes of first-team action this term, which is more than Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and centre-half Martin Skrtel.

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