Jordan is Reds vice-skipper

England midfielder Jordan Henderson has been handed the vice-captaincy at Liverpool.

The 24-year-old, who played a central role in the Three Lions’ 2-0 victory away in Switzerland last week, will be deputy to Reds skipper Steven Gerrard.

Henderson moved to Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011 and last season was a vital part of Brendan Rodgers’ outfit that finished second in the Premier League.

Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard

Jordan Henderson with Steven Gerrard

His form at club level saw him return to Roy Hodgson’s England set-up last November and he has now made 15 senior appearances. He was also captain for England’s Under-21s and led them to the Euro 2013 Finals in Israel.

And as Liverpool prepare to welcome Champions League football back to Anfield when they face Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday night, Rodgers was full of praise for Henderson.

“Jordan is someone who represents the best values of what we are all about, as a team and as a club,” Rodgers told LiverpoolFC.com.

“Both he and Steven are examples to others in how they conduct themselves on and off the pitch. It’s how they live their lives, it’s how they train and it’s how they approach their work. 

“Jordan is completely dedicated to the game”

Brendan Rodgers Liverpool manager

“Jordan is completely dedicated to the game and his leadership qualities come from the example he sets. It’s another great story for Jordan in his journey as a Liverpool player and it shows the great progress he has made. 

“For club and country he holds himself really well, he’s got great stature and I believe he will be an important player here for years to come.”

Henderson will hope to be in the England squad next month as they continue their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against San Marino and Estonia.

Tickets for the meeting with San Marino at Wembley on Thursday 9 October are available to buy online – visit www.TheFA.com/tickets