Liverpool skipper Henderson pens new long-term contract

James Holland
Jordan Henderson Liverpool

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term contract at Anfield, the club has announced.

Henderson joined the Reds for £20million back in June 2011, making him their longest-serving first-team player.

He has gone on to make 394 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 30 goals.

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The England international has also written himself into the club’s history books by lifting their first ever Premier League title in 2019-20.

Henderson will continue his journey on Merseyside after agreeing a new four-year contract with the club.

After the deal was completed, the player said: “I’m obviously very honoured and proud to continue the journey I’ve already been on here.

“It’s amazing to finally get it done and just concentrate on looking forward and what the future may hold.

“I’m in a different place of course, as a player and as a person, from when I first walked in. I’ve learned and grown a lot over my time here, and I’ve got to thank a lot of people for that.

“I’ve loved every minute of it, even when I look back at the tough times, I was still enjoying being a part of this football club. The longer I can do that, the better for me really. I want to be here as long as possible, I’ve always said that.

“To continue this journey is incredible for me and my family, and I hope the fans and the club feel the same way.”

Henderson has become a vital part of Jurgen Klopp’s team since the German took charge in October 2015.

He is a reliable performer who captains his side admirably and gets the best out of the players around him.

His new deal will be a relief for Liverpool fans. There were rumours that he could end up leaving Liverpool, like Gini Wijnaldum did, as negotiations were progressing at an ‘unsatisfactory’ pace.

The two parties have now settled on terms which will see Henderson receive a pay rise.

It remains to be seen whether the new contract is Liverpool’s only announcement on transfer deadline day.

Their only summer signing is Ibrahima Konate, who arrived in July from RB Leipzig.

The Reds are rumoured to be interested in Sampdoria and Denmark starlet Mikkel Damsgaard.