Rodgers hails ‘outstanding’ Henderson

Henderson has been handed the captain???s armband and has also inherited a key midfield role following Steven Gerrard???s departure for LA Galaxy.

However, Rodgers believes the England international will thrive with the additional responsibility of leading the Reds and??will prove to be a worthy successor to Anfield legend Gerrard.

???When I was aware that Stevie was going I wanted to look at somebody who would be a great ambassador for Liverpool on and off the pitch,” Rodgers said on LFCTV.

“You have a huge responsibility on a worldwide basis.

“Jordan was one I thought about and once I saw him grow and develop as vice-captain, I felt sure he could be a captain.

“I told him to do it his way and have his own ideas and I think he’ll have an outstanding year and really blossom with the captaincy.”