Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hopes new signing Jordan Henderson can replace him in the centre of midfield for the Reds.

The 20-year old completed a £20million transfer from Sunderland last night and now Gerrard is pinning his hopes on the England U21 international leading a new era at Anfield.

"It's a really positive signing. Let's hope he is the next Steven Gerrard," Gerrard told liverpoolfc.tv.

"That's what good football clubs do - they replace their best players. Liverpool needs a new Steven Gerrard and it will need a new Jamie Carragher.

"I saw Jordan at first hand for two or three days with England and he is a good player with energy."

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