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Jordan Henderson ready to sign new Liverpool contract

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Liverpool midfield Jordan Henderson is ready to commit his long term future to the club, after revealing he is ever closer to extended his contract on Merseyside.

Henderson arrived at Anfield in 2011 for £16 million from Sunderland and after a rocky start under then-manager Kenny Dalglish, the 24-year-old has developed into a regular in the Liverpool side.

The England International has become a fan-favourite amongst Kopites and has also really impressed his manager Brendan Rodgers.

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Now, Henderson is set to ink a new deal with the Reds and couldn't be more pleased.

"I'm just concentrating on playing football," Henderson told the Daily Mirror. "I'm not worried about that.

"I'm enjoying my football. I love this club and I want to be here for many years so that shouldn't be an issue.

"I'll let my agent sort that out. It's nothing to do with me."

Reversed form

During Henderson's early career on Merseyside, he was poor to say the least. The youngster joined the Reds with a massive reputation behind him, after impressing for Sunderland the previous year.

Unfortunately, the Wearside failed to settle into the Liverpool side and many questions the hefty fee that was paid for him.

After another dismal effort during Brendan Rodgers' first campaign at Anfield, he again did not impress and the Northern Irishman was willing to let Henderson move to Fulham prior to the 2013/14 season. Henderson rejected the move as he believed that he could become a regular at Liverpool.

Hard work saw the midfield improve leaps and bounds, getting better with the ball on his feet, in front of goals and aiding his defence. He was a pivotal member of the side that almost clinched the Premier League title last season and many believe that his suspension received against Manchester City was why Liverpool did not lift the top flight trophy.

Key player

Henderson now finds himself in a very different position. He is one of the first name's on Rodgers' team-sheet and was handed the vice-captaincy of the club, following the departure of Daniel Agger.

With Steven Gerrard now playing a defensive midfield role, it his Henderson who commands the game for Liverpool.

He has improved drastically both defending and more importantly going forward. Already this season, the England International has played several jaw-dropping through balls to create chances for his side, most memorably to Raheem Sterling on the first day of the season against Southampton.

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