Jordan Henderson signs new long-term contract with Liverpool ending speculation over his future… as club captain joins likes of Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold in penning new Reds deals
- Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term contract
- Reports say the new contract is a three-year deal with an option for a fourth
- Henderson has become the heartbeat of this Liverpool side after 10 years there
- He joins the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson in signing new deals
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has ended speculation over his future by signing a new long-term contract with the Reds.
Reports claimed at the start of the summer claimed that the 31-year-old was frustrated that an agreement over a new contract was not reached but the midfielder has now penned a new three-year deal at the club, with an option for a fourth.
Henderson has joined the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold in committing to the Anfield club this summer via new long-term contracts.
Liverpool club captain Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term contract at Anfield
Henderson (right) has signed a reported three-year deal with the option for a fourth season
‘I’m obviously very honoured and proud to continue the journey I’ve already been on here,’ the Liverpool captain told the club’s official website. ‘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.
Henderson lifted the Premier League title with Liverpool back in 2020 after a stellar season
‘To continue this journey is incredible for me and my family, and I hope the fans and the club feel the same way.’
According to reports, the option of a fourth year in Henderson’s new contract at Liverpool is dependent on how many appearances he makes up until that point.
The midfielder has become the heartbeat of the Liverpool squad over the past ten years and captained them to their first ever Premier League title back in 2020, after taking over the armband from club legend Steven Gerrard in 2015.
Henderson also helped Liverpool lift their sixth Champions League title back in 2019
He won the Football Writers’ Player of the Year Award in the year Liverpool won the title and was also voted as the Reds’ Player of the Season that year. Henderson also led Jurgen Klopp’s side to a sixth Champions League trophy back in 2019.
His renewal would be the latest in a long line of extensions signed by Reds first-team stars. Defender Alexander-Arnold was the first to pen a new deal by signing a four-year extension in late July, and the England right-back’s statement of commitment was swiftly followed by a contract for Brazil midfielder Fabinho days later.
Goalkeeper Alisson also penned a new deal in the first week of July while Van Dijk also signed on the dotted line. There was also a new deal for Harvey Elliott, who has broken into the Liverpool first-team at the start of this season.
Virgil van Dijk (left) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (right) both signed new deals this summer
Fabinho (right) and Alisson (left) have also been given new contracts in recent weeks
Scottish defender Robertson signed a new contract last week running to 2026, but reports claim that sporting director Michael Edwards – who is behind most of these contract extensions – will be leaving at the end of this season.
Liverpool boss Klopp confirmed that the club are in talks to extend star winger Mohamed Salah’s contract that would make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
‘Mo is obviously in a really, really good moment football-wise, mood-wise,’ Klopp said last week. ‘How he behaves from the first day he came back has been absolutely great.
‘So we’re all adults, we’re all professionals. There are talks and there are more talks and when there is a final decision, we will tell you. Until then, it is only important how the parties work together in these things.’
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