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Liverpool youngster Henderson could captain Team GB ahead of Beckham

Liverpool's England U21 captain Jordan Henderson could be in line to knock off David Beckham for the Great Britain captaincy.

If Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce decides to build his team around the nucleus of a side which currently boasts a record of played four, won four, 16 goals scored and one conceded, his skipper ­Henderson will be in the frame.

The 21-year-old Liverpool midfielder said: "I'm happy with the way things have gone. I went to Liverpool and I'm improving, there are great players I can learn from and I love playing for England ­Under-21s.

"I tend not to think about the captaincy too much - I'm still a player for the team and I need to focus on my job - but I try to lead by example."

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