Steven Gerrard is voted the better captain over his successor Jordan Henderson

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Steven Gerrard has been voted a better captain than Jordan Henderson, despite the latter winning a Premier League title with Liverpool.

A poll sent out by GiveMeSport confirmed that 80% of fans that voted are in favour of Gerrard, putting Henderson at a rather harsh 20%.

According to many Liverpool fans, Gerrard is the all-time GOAT and fan favourite. He proved his loyalty to the club back in 2005 when Chelsea came knocking – he stayed put.

Gerrard won everything during his illustrious career with Liverpool, everything except one trophy – the Premier League title.

Gerrard missed his only real opportunity at the title back in 2014 with Liverpool after a consequential slip-up meant that a fabulous season up until that point was shattered; leaving Chelsea’s Demba Ba to capitalise on his mistake, a mistake that self-admittedly, to this day, still haunts him.

Fast forward to the year 2020 and to the era of Jurgen Klopp, a Champions League and a Premier League trophy later, Liverpool look convincingly one of, if not the, best team in Europe today.

Spearheading the team’s success on the field is Gerrard’s successor, Henderson; written off by many fans in his early tenure at the club, he is now the clear-cut captain for club and country and a firm fan favourite.

It ought to be addressed that only 20% of fans who registered a vote on GiveMeSport’s poll feel he is the better captain. It has to be said that this reflects harshly on Henderson and what he has achieved since Gerrard’s retirement.

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Gerrard posted an emotional picture to his Instagram account stating that he “couldn’t have passed it to a better person” – referring to the captain’s armband and that he was ‘proud of him’.

Regardless of fan opinion, Henderson certainly deserves some credit; he has taken the reins from a true legend and took on a real sense of responsibility and leadership, and against many doubters has gone on to cement his place in Liverpool folk-law.

Liverpool seem to only be getting better and with a team full of togetherness and quality, maybe we have only seen a glimpse of what is to come.

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