Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term contract at the club yesterday. The England international has been at the Merseyside club for seven years, since joining from Sunderland in the year 2011. He later went on to take over the captaincy from club legend Steven Gerrard in the year 2015 when he departed for LA Galaxy. Henderson has been a mainstay at the club since then has evolved through the years along with the club. It is safe to say that no Liverpool player in the current squad deserves the captaincy more than Jordan Henderson.
I couldn’t be happier to have dedicated my long term future to this great club. I’ve loved every minute of my time at Anfield so far and have already made memories to last a lifetime but I’m convinced the best is yet to come.I love this club and I can’t wait for the future. #YNWA pic.twitter.com/jcSpLRu1Nl
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) September 3, 2018
Speaking about the same he says, ” I’m very happy to have a signed a new contract for a long period of time. I’m absolutely delighted. It doesn’t seem like too long ago when I signed my first one – it feels like yesterday, really – but a lot has happened since then. I feel it’s been a progressive journey for me throughout my time here and one I’ve enjoyed so much. There is no other place in the world I would rather play football. I want to be here for as long as I can be. I believe that I am really very privileged to be a part of this fantastic club for such a long time and now for hopefully even longer.”
🙌 | Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term deal with @LFC ✍️
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) September 3, 2018
Jurgen Klopp added, ” It is really fantastic news, but it really shouldn’t be surprising to anyone – he is perfect for us and we for him, I think. He embodies entirely what it means to be a Liverpool player in this modern era of football. You can tell by the way he carries himself both on and off the pitch. He treats representing our badge and our shirt as a privilege.”
Henderson who is now representing England in their games against Spain and Switzerland has made 283 appearances for the Reds and has scored on 24 occasions. Whether he will play every game or not will be seen, but he is the leader of this new-look Liverpool team.