Jordan Henderson expected to be confirmed as Liverpool's new captain on Friday. Will take armband on permanent basis from Steven Gerrard.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) July 9, 2015
With club legend Steven Gerrard leaving for the MLS, Brendan Rodgers was given the unenviable task of finding a new leader.
Fellow English midfielder Jordan Henderson was the most logical choice but Liverpool fans didn’t seem best pleased on social media.
The £20m signing from Sunderland will take the armband from Steven Gerrard whilst Rodgers is yet to choose his vice captain.
Opinion seemed to be split on social media with many still unconvinced by the 25 year old England international.
We’ve collated some of the best tweets below.
In depressing news, Henderson to be confirmed as LFC Captain on friday. He aint no leader.Mediocrity has officially set in, sadly. #lfc
— My Surname is Khan™ (@ejaz_k) July 9, 2015
No better candidate for the #LFC captaincy than Jordan Henderson. Big future at the club. Just needs to improve his big-game performances.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) July 9, 2015
So, Henderson will be captain. The same player who Rodgers tried to part-exchange with Clint Dempsey and Fulham.
— Olivavu (@KopWorldEditor) July 9, 2015
— Mike A (@porx_79) July 9, 2015
Henderson deserves that arm band more than anyone. He truly has made it his own #LFC
— Yosha Ali (@yosha_ali) July 9, 2015
— HolyMoCoutinhoShow (@WarriorLFC) July 9, 2015
An absolute joke that Henderson is #LFC captain. Doesn't look or act like a leader to me. Very disappointed.
— Mr Raddo (@MrRaddo) July 9, 2015
I'm alright right with Henderson becoming captain. Saw it when he got in Costa's face last season. #lfc
— Krik (@Yutzy95) July 9, 2015
Despite being a new arrival, I would have picked Milner as captain. If we get a CDM, I wouldnt even start Henderson. #LFC
— £ (@poundcoyne) July 9, 2015
Henderson deserves the LFC captaincy by a mile. Really pleased for him. #LFC
— A Red Penguin (@ARedPenguin) July 9, 2015
Henderson has to up his game, i dont support his captaincy call, should be skrtel… #LFC
— Man of Justice (@SuperGops) July 9, 2015
I'd have to say after Gerrard, Henderson is a pretty uninspiring choice for captain. I know plenty #LFC fans approve the appointment. *Meh*
— Brett Alexander (@brettaishere) July 9, 2015