By Will Butcher
Jamie Carragher has revealed his delight at Liverpool club captain Jordan Henderson being given the England armband.
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate has opted to drop skipper Wayne Rooney for Tuesday’s game against Slovenia on Tuesday, and has announced that Henderson will replace him as captain.
Liverpool legend Carragher reacted on his personal Twitter account to the news, stating it was a “great honour” to captain England and that he was “delighted” for Henderson.
Former Sunderland midfielder Henderson has been Liverpool captain for almost 18 months, after replacing icon Steven Gerrard in June 2015.
Liverpool’s number 14 has 29 England caps to his name, and has started the 2016-17 campaign in fine form for the Merseyside giants.
The midfielder has made nine league and cup appearances this term, as well as finding the net with a superb long-range effort against Chelsea.
The 26-year-old is now set to wear the England armband for the first time in what is considered the Three Lions’ toughest 2018 World Cup qualifying fixture, as they travel to Slovenia.
England have been matched against Slovenia for the second time in the last two qualifying groups for major tournaments, after facing Jan Oblak and company during the qualification stage for the 2016 European Championships in France.
England beat Slovenia 3-2 away from home with two goals from Jack Wilshere back in June 2015, after a Danny Welbeck brace had given England a 3-1 win at Wembley.
In other Liverpool news, Carragher has also claimed that Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool will be “extra special.”