Henderson signs new contract with Liverpool

APRIL 23, 2015

Liverpool has confirmed that England midfielder, Jordan Henderson, has signed a long term contract, which is believed to be a five year deal, with the Barclays Premier League club.

Henderson has played well for the Reds over the past two years, and is expected to take Steven Gerrard’s place as captain, when he leaves for Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the current season.

"I'm over the moon that it's finally done. There has been talk about it for a while now," Henderson said on Liverpool’s official website.

"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.

"I really think, over the next few years, we can challenge and start winning trophies. That's the next phase; we've improved massively over the last few years, and I think the next phase for us is to start challenging for titles and trophies as well."

Henderson joined Liverpool in June 2011 from Sunderland, making 180 appearances for the club thus far and scoring 20 goals.

He was also made the team’s vice-captain in September last year.

Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, said that he is very excited about Henderson’s signing and added that it “is another important positive step forward.”

"Jordan is a brilliant professional and his dedication to his career and football in general makes him a role model to all young players,” he added.
 
"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.”
 
"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 and look to add success to the progress we have made,” he said.

 

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