This will be announced by the club on Friday, according to reports.
James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo broke the news via Twitter on Thursday afternoon:
Jordan Henderson expected to be confirmed as Liverpool's new captain on Friday. Will take armband on permanent basis from Steven Gerrard.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) July 9, 2015
Henderson, who served as Brendan Rodgers’ vice-captain in 2014/15, wore the armband for much of the second half of the season, with Gerrard utilised in a bit-part role.
The 25-year-old signed a new contract with the club in April, making him one of Liverpool‘s highest earners.
His captain’s credentials received a glowing endorsement from Gerrard himself back in January.
“I certainly believe Jordan has everything you need to be a great captain,” the 35-year-old said.
“He’s a fantastic professional who tries to lead by example in every training session and in every game. He has really grown as a player and is improving all the time with experience.
“He can become a great captain for this club. He’s a fantastic player for me to hand the armband over to.
“I’ve got great respect for Jordan Henderson and I know everyone else at the club feels the same.”
Gerrard concluded: “He has made a lot of sacrifices to play well for this club.”
He scored six goals and made nine assists during that time.