Henderson signs new Liverpool contract….

Jordan Henderson

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has signed a new five-year contract, the club have announced. The 24-year-old England international joined the Reds from Sunderland in 2011 for around £20m. With Steven Gerrard leaving at the end of the season for Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy, Henderson is among the favourites for the captaincy. Vice-captain Henderson, whose current contract expires at the end of next season, has scored seven times in 55 games for club and country this campaign. Jordan Henderson says he is “over the moon” to sign a new contract with Liverpool, which will take him up until the end of the 2019-20 season. “It’s brilliant news for me to commit my future to this football club – I really feel that it’s a good time for us to look forward to the future, with the squad we’ve got, the manager, the size of the club and the fans we’ve got,” he said. “I really think, over the next few years, we can challenge and start winning trophies.” Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted that “brilliant professional” Jordan Henderson is staying at Liverpool after signing a new contract. “He has faced adversity in his time at Liverpool, but his improvement, growth and development is entirely down to his own hunger, commitment and willingness to learn and be better,” said Rodgers. “The fact he has made such a long-term commitment to Liverpool is a sign of his belief in what we are looking to do here. He will have a crucial role to play as we look to take this side forward. “I am very excited about our future and what this group can achieve together; today’s announcement is another important positive step forward.”

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