Way Jordan Henderson took over from 'iconic' Steven Gerrard at Liverpool convinced Gareth Southgate he could step in as England captain
Gareth Southgate says Jordan Henderson earned the right to replace Wayne Rooney as England captain after successfully stepping out of Steven Gerrard's shadow at Anfield.
The interim manager wants Rooney to remain as national skipper and squad figurehead despite dropping him for Tuesday's game in Slovenia, but it is Henderson who will lead the side out for the first time in Ljubljana.
The 26-year-old took the Liverpool armband from local hero Gerrard when the latter left the club in 2015 and has been impressive in the role.
And that was not lost on Southgate as he chose the midfielder... read more
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