Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has claimed that his team-mate Steven Gerrard is the best captain in world football.
Gerrard, who retired from international duty after the World Cup in Brazil, celebrated 11 years as Reds captain on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old wrote on Instagram: “11 years ago today I became the captain of my boyhood team, one of the proudest days of my career.”
Gerrard and Henderson have formed a formidable partnership at Anfield since the 24-year-old joined from Sunderland for £20million.
The duo guided the Reds to second in the Premier League table last season and Henderson has claimed his team-mate is the best in the business when it comes to leading a team.
“Stevie’s probably not only the best captain for Liverpool and before with England, but in the game itself,” Henderson told the official Liverpool FC magazine.
“Being around him has benefited me a lot. Every day I watch him. He’s been the best and most influential player here for such a long time but he still wants to get better.
“He takes training really seriously and sets the tone for how things should be. The most important thing is he puts the team in front of everybody else including himself.”
Both Gerrard and Henderson are expected to start Sunday’s clash against QPR in the Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers’s side are 1.54 to win with Dafabet, with the draw 3.95, while the R’s are 5.97 to claim all three points.