Klopp issues defence of Henderson’s Liverpool captaincy

Date published: Sunday 22nd October 2017 11:25

Jurgen Klopp has issued a defence of Jordan Henderson’s captaincy of Liverpool.

Henderson was appointed successor to Steven Gerrard as skipper at Anfield in the summer of 2015.

He reprised the role even after Klopp was appointed Brendan Rodgers’ replacement as manager that October.

The midfielder has come in for criticism in recent weeks, but the German has defended his captain.

“I’m not here to make a commercial for Jordan Henderson,” he said.

“He is the captain here and that says everything about what I think about him.

“Gareth Southgate doesn’t need my help. I don’t think he wants it. And I don’t get any help off him.

“That’s how it is and I’m not interested in England’s captain.

“When I came here, Jordan was already the captain and after a few weeks I saw that made more than sense.

“Jordan is a very good guy. He is a serious professional person and he feels responsible for the club and the team.

“He has a lot of qualities and being captain after Steven Gerrard is not an easy job but he dealt with it and that makes him a very skilled guy.”

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