Jordan Henderson was regarded as one of the worst signings in Liverpool history back when he signed from Sunderland in 2011.
However, the 24-year-old central midfielder has turned out to become an incredibly astute purchase and his impressive performances in a Red shirt look set to earn him the much coveted captain’s armband.
But will he ever become an all-time legend at Anfield?
There is no denying that Henderson is flourishing this season with his high-tempo, energetic performances combined with his excellent composure on the ball. He is without doubt standing out.
It is evident to see that Hendo has matured and developed as a footballer and looks set to stay at Anfield for many years. but he has extremely tough boots to fill.
Gerrard made just under 500 appearances for the Merseyside club and is regarded as one of the all-time greats there and has been integral to everything Liverpool have achieved in the past 17 years. Henderson has a significant amount of catching up to do but at the age of just 24, he has plenty of time to continue to impress.
Taking the armband will be a chance for Henderson to show people another side of him, because taking that armband at Liverpool is arguably one of the most significant responsibilities in English football for a player.
It will come with intense pressure and Henderson will always have the added burden of living up to the unequivocally high standard set by Gerrard. The 24-year-old will now have a heightened platform to come across as a likeable character, engage with supporters and lead by example in the Reds team, and ultimately set him on course to become an all-time great at Anfield.
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