23 Apr 2015

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson signs new 5-year deal

Jordan Henderson has signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool, the Premier League club has announced.

Reports on Wednesday claimed the midfielder had committed his long-term future to the club but the news was only confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

Henderson has become a key player for Liverpool since his £20million move from Sunderland in 2011 and he has been tipped as Steven Gerrard’s successor once the captain leaves the club in the summer.

His new deal will see him remain at Anfield until the summer of 2020.
“There has been talk about it for a while now. I’m over the moon that it’s finally done,” Henderson said.

“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.”
Manager Brendan Rodgers is delighted to have secured the services of Henderson on a long-term deal.
“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 said.

“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.

“I am very excited about our future and what this group can achieve together; today’s announcement is another important positive step forward.

“The owners are committed to creating a team that can grow, improve and ultimately win together.

“We have seen some very important contract renewals this season and I’m confident, under (chief executive) Ian Ayre’s stewardship, we will see further commitments made and more exciting talent secured and added to our squad.”
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