Jordan Henderson close to agreeing £100,000-a-week Liverpool contract

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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is ready to commit his long-term future to Anfield, after the Merseyside outfit agreed to meet his demands over a new £100,000-a-week contract.

It was reported last week that the England international had rejected an £80,000-a-week extension to his current deal which expires next summer, fuelling speculation he could be on his way out of the club at the end of the season.

The Daily Star's chief football writer David Woods was under the impression that Premier League rivals Chelsea would be interested in acquiring the 24-year-old's signature, with Jose Mourinho keen to add the Reds vice-captain to his Stamford Bridge ranks.

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However, it looks as though the Blues are going to miss out on the former Sunderland man, after the Sunday Mirror revealed that Liverpool have raised their initial offer by £20,000-a-week.

Brendan Rodgers is desperate to keep Henderson at the club, particularly with current skipper Steven Gerrard set to leave at the end of the campaign, having decided to take on a new challenge in Major League Soccer with Los Angeles Galaxy.

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Henderson is expected to inherit the armband from Gerrard on a full-time basis, and looks set to do so now after ending any uncertainty about his future by penning a new four-year contract.

Rodgers will be hoping that Raheem Sterling follows suit, although the 20-year-old winger has already made it clear that he wants to delay talks over his possible extension until after the season has finished.

Liverpool fans: Are you pleased to read that Jordan Henderson looks set to commit his future to Anfield? Do you think £100,000-a-week is a fair salary considering his increasing influence at the club? Share your thoughts below...

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