Liverpool fans keen for Van Dijk to take captaincy from Henderson

Jordan Henderson had a strong end to last season for Liverpool and also shone for England at the World Cup.

In the early stages of the current campaign, though, the midfielder is dividing opinion once again.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has been putting Henderson in and out of the starting XI since the season got underway.

The 28-year-old has featured in all seven of Liverpool’s Premier League fixtures, but has started only three.

Henderson was handed the captain’s armband following Steven Gerrard’s departure from the club in 2015, but he has not always kept the fans onside.

The midfielder was selected to start Saturday’s league clash against Chelsea, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The former Sunderland player was substituted in the 78th minute, and while leaving the field he handed the armband to vice-captain James Milner.

The experienced midfielder also left the pitch later on in the match and we discovered who is next in line for the captaincy – Virgil van Dijk.

The defender has become a heroic figure within the fanbase since moving to Anfield from Southampton in January, and now the majority of the supporters want the Dutchman to become the permanent skipper.