Jordan Henderson agrees new long-term Liverpool deal

Jordan Henderson has provided Liverpool with a lift after their FA Cup heartache by agreeing a new long-term contract.

The club's vice-captain had 14 months remaining on his current contract and his advisors had been in talks with Liverpool since the beginning of this season.

They have now reached a resolution and Henderson is expected to put pen-to-paper on improved terms that are likely be worth in the region of £100,000. His new deal will run to 2020.

Henderson, 24, is the third big player in Brendan Rodgers' squad to agree a contract extension, following on from Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho.

The England international, who was signed by Kenny Dalglish in June 2011 for £16million from Sunderland, has been one of the most improved players under Rodgers' watch.

His form this season has been excellent and he has contributed 13 assists as well as seven goals from midfield; he will be considered for the role of club captain when Steven Gerrard moves to LA Galaxy.

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