Jordan Henderson signs new Liverpool contract

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Liverpool have announced Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 24-year-old penned the new deal at the club’s training ground in Melwood, with the contract expected to earn the England international £100,000-a-week.

It ends months of contract discussions between the club and Henderson’s representatives, with the former Sunderland man now committed to the club until 2020.

The contract will come as a relief to manager Brendan Rodgers, who sees Henderson as the ideal like-for-like replacement for Steven Gerrard when the current captain jets off to play for LA Galaxy in the summer. 

Henderson told the club's official website that he is delighted to have signed a new deal, and is ready to start helping his team winning trophies. 

Henderson delighted with new contract

"There has been talk about it for a while now. 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," he said.

"I really think, over the next few years, we can challenge and start winning trophies."

The midfielder was part of the Liverpool squad that lost their FA cup semi-final 2-1 against Aston Villa last weekend, but is adamant that the team can push on and challenge for more silverware in the future. 

"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," added Henderson.

Potential next Liverpool captain

Henderson joined the club from Sunderland in 2011, and has gone on to make over 180 first-team appearances.

Many see the 24-year-old taking over from Steven Gerrard as captain when he leaves in the summer, and the long-term contract reflects Liverpool's valuation of one of their most prized assets. 

Henderson joins Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, both of whom have also penned down new long-term deals with the club.

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