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GUARDIAN – Brendan Rodgers praises Jordan Henderson’s leadership for Liverpool

• Henderson in frame to replace Steven Gerrard as captain• Rodgers: ‘He will protect his team and colleagues with great pride’• Jordan Henderson and Diego Costa in tunnel bust-upJordan Henderson has been praised for his willingness to protect his team and colleagues by Liverpool’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, following the midfidler’s tunnel row with Diego Costa.Liverpool’s vice-captain was involved in an angry confrontation with the Chelsea striker following Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield, which involved the pair being separated in the tunnel by a member of the home team’s staff. Rodgers refused to be drawn on the incident on Thursday, and did not witness the spat, yet was full of praise for Henderson’s leadership qualities. Continue reading…

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