Date: 23rd January 2015 at 3:23pm
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Brendan Rodgers has hailed the passion of midfielder Jordan Henderson, insisting the 24-year-old has all the attributes to replace Steven Gerrard as Liverpool captain.

Rodgers also down-played an incident involving Chelsea striker Diego Costa and the midfielder, with reports suggesting the pair were involved in a tunnel bust up following the Capital One Cup semi final first leg on Tuesday.

He said: “I was sat talking to him and when I told him, you could see it meant an awful lot to him.

“This wasn’t just giving a guy an armband. For him it is much more than that.

“It is the representation of an iconic club that over the years has had many great captains and vice-captains.

“Watching Steven closely in his time, he will understand why I have given him it and the leadership qualities that are demanded.

“He will only grow and get better from it. You saw the other night he is very much a team player.

“If he becomes captain next season, he will carry it with great honour.”