By 90Min
October 22, 2017

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Jordan Henderson's role as Reds captain, but has admitted he doesn't care for his England role. 

With the World Cup in Russia on the horizon, manager Gareth Southgate will have to choose between Henderson and Harry Kane. 

Both viable options to lead the Three Lions, the pair shared the armband in England's recent qualifiers - with Kane given the captaincy against Slovenia and Lithuania.

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As quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Klopp said: “I'm not here to make a commercial for Jordan Henderson. 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 from him. That's how it is and I'm not interested in England's captain."

Henderson will look to follow in the footsteps of Steven Gerrard by captaining his country in a major tournament - as England aim to improve upon the last two dismal tournament performances. 


Having lost to Iceland at Euro 2016, Henderson was dropped from the side with Roy Hodgson rotating his starting lineup. 

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“When I came here, Jordan [Henderson] was already the captain and after a few weeks I saw that made more than sense", said Klopp. "Jordan is a very good guy. He is a serious professional person and he feels responsible for the club and the team."


Henderson was dropped for Liverpool's 7-0 demolition of Maribor in the Champions League, as Milner stepped up and performed excellently, leaving Henderson's place in doubt for a huge match against Spurs at Wembley. 

However, Klopp will likely drop Wijnaldum in place for the Liverpool captain, with the Dutchman notoriously poor away from home. 

Klopp also praised Henderson for emulating Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard: “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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