Jordan Henderson's rise and rise to become England captain: Liverpool midfielder ready after thriving under Jurgen Klopp


Jordan Henderson was about to board the plane that was going to carry England to Ljubljana when Gareth Southgate suddenly called him aside.

The Liverpool midfielder, like the rest of the England squad, knew this was not going to be a ‘normal’ trip after the morning training session at Tottenham’s Enfield base. When Southgate had been working on team shape, Wayne Rooney had found himself on the sidelines.

They were aware travelling to Luton airport that Rooney would not start in Slovenia but nobody at that stage knew who would get the armband. The riddle was solved, though, just before take-off when Southgate beckoned Henderson over.

Jordan Henderson has been handed the England captaincy for Tuesday's clash with Slovenia

Jordan Henderson has been handed the England captaincy for Tuesday’s clash with Slovenia

The Liverpool midfielder is now stepping up as skipper of the national team

Henderson was in high spirits at Luton airport on Monday

The Liverpool midfielder was in high spirits on Monday and is now stepping up as skipper

Gareth Southgate informed Henderson of the decision as the paid boarded the plane at Luton

Gareth Southgate informed Henderson of the…



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