With Wayne Rooney out of the England side for tonight’s game against Slovenia, thoughts are beginning to turn to who the next England captain will be once the Manchester United man is fully off the scene.
For tonight at least, Jordan Henderson will get the armband and lead his nation out in what’ll be the latest step in a career that is really starting to gather pace.
When he signed for Liverpool his first few seasons were much-maligned, but since he has really grown in stature, and in being the captain of the Anfield outfit, he knows exactly what it takes to lead by example.
Certainly, the stats suggest that he’s becoming a real force in that central midfield area as this video from Bleacher Report highlights:
Making tackles, making passes and doing it all: It's time Jordan Henderson gets more credit for his behemoth efforts this season. pic.twitter.com/kNbpZ2oh8Y
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) October 10, 2016
Impressive reading, indeed! If he can start to make the same kind of impression on the national team as he has done domestically this season there’s surely no reason why he can’t be England’s next captain.