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      Henderson signs new contract
      Aug 16, 2021 08:31:25 am

      Ornstein: Henderson agrees new contract

      Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is expected to end the uncertainty surrounding his future after striking an agreement in principle to sign a new long-term contract with the Anfield club.

      The Athletic revealed in July that talks between the two parties were not progressing, raising the possibility of Henderson leaving in the current transfer window or as a free agent next summer. But dialogue continued and then advanced significantly when the 31-year-old England midfielder returned from a post-Euro 2020 holiday earlier this month.

      Liverpool proposed an improved deal spanning three years with the option of a fourth contingent on how many appearances he makes. Henderson has not yet put pen to paper but that is the direction of travel and will come as a huge boost to the 19-time English champions and their supporters.

      Manager Jürgen Klopp is understood to have played a pivotal role in turning around a complicated and sensitive situation, which nobody involved wanted to have a detrimental impact on the squad.

      “It is important but it will happen,” the German explained about the process in a news conference on Friday. “We will sort it, however it will be. We will sort it. No doubt about that. It will get sorted.”

      Klopp was determined to avoid a repeat of what happened with Georginio Wijnaldum, whose recent move to Paris Saint-Germain was a result of unsuccessful negotiations to renew his terms. PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino also admires Henderson while Atletico Madrid and Roma have been linked too. If Liverpool’s owner Fenway Sports Group (FSG) gave an impression they might countenance his exit, such suitors may retain an interest regardless of a new contract.

      The Henderson impasse was not about money, rather his role in the team and how FSG view him going forward. The Sunderland youth product believes he can continue to shine in a way that inspired Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2019 and the Premier League crown a year later.

      Henderson’s impact is underlined by statistics — Liverpool perform better with him in the line-up than without — and he did not wish to be retained by FSG if that was only for his leadership skills. The groin injury that disrupted his 2020-21 campaign was overcome as Henderson helped England to the European Championship final and although he was not included in Liverpool’s squad for the 3-0 win at Norwich City on Saturday, it is hoped he will be in contention for Burnley’s visit next weekend.

      Henderson excelled in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Aston Villa at Anfield yesterday, alongside Thiago Alcantara and others who were in need of some extra minutes on the pitch.

      He is said to have conducted himself impeccably throughout and is now on track to join Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Alisson in extending their careers on Merseyside over the past fortnight

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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #1: Aug 16, 2021 03:56:36 pm
      Remember a few weeks back when the Athletic put out some tabloid-worthy puff piece regarding his contract and the usual tits had a meltdown? Great times.
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      Reply #2: Aug 31, 2021 10:04:58 am
      4 years - get in! He’s going to be very important in the next few years. Let’s hope he can stay less injured
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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #3: Aug 31, 2021 10:36:51 am
      Three years with the option to extend.  Seems reasonable.  Sensible long term planning for the Klopp transition.
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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #4: Aug 31, 2021 10:43:44 am
      Good news but interesting timing...
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      Reply #5: Aug 31, 2021 10:56:54 am
      Good news
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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #6: Aug 31, 2021 11:28:34 am
      Ornstein seems the journo that’s breaking the news lately..

      Anyway...contract sorted.

      😂

      https://twitter.com/robbohuyton/status/1432622709909897220?s=21
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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #7: Aug 31, 2021 12:08:53 pm

      It was sorted two weeks ago

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      Reply #8: Aug 31, 2021 04:41:06 pm
      Good news and probably could be criticised either way.

      Done give him one or it's not long enough and we haven't looked after our captain.

      Too long, which you could argue this one is and we are throwing money at an ageing player with an injury record.

      I'm somewhere in the middle. It probably had to be this as it is Jordan Henderson and probably why Gini was allowed to leave as doing two contracts like that really would have been poor judgement.
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      Reply #9: Aug 31, 2021 04:42:20 pm

      Judging by his promo video it’s earlier as he is with the England camp..?
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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #10: Aug 31, 2021 04:43:40 pm
      Who cares when it was sorted or when it was announced?

      Not as if announcing it today had kept the nutcases on Twitter from complaining about the 'window'.

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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #11: Aug 31, 2021 04:58:24 pm
      Who cares when it was sorted or when it was announced?

      Not as if announcing it today had kept the nutcases on Twitter from complaining about the 'window'.



      Take the nutcases out of the equation...why does everything get measured by twitter responses nowadays? There are some intelligent supporters (even on this forum) that see this as a calculated effort to try and take the attention away from what has been a quiet window. A window that a lot of supporters (not just the nutcases) are questioning. It's pretty obvious that the club know people are upset so they do things like this in hopes that it placates folks when in reality, all it really does is make them even more suspicious and irritated.

      Like someone said in another thread, why do you wait till summer (late summer in some cases) to redo these deals? You've known their contracts were running down for how long? Just get it done early. In fact I suspect this type of news would be better received and put people more at ease if it were done sooner because it comes across as "we don't have money for transfers, we only have money to re-sign our own players". And like it or not, supporters expect both....keep your players AND sign new ones.

      It's great that we got his deal done, I knew he wasn't going anywhere so it does feel a bit staged to announce it today. And one thing supporters don't like, is being treated like they are stupid (even if a lot of us are).
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      Reply #12: Aug 31, 2021 05:00:07 pm
      Take the nutcases out of the equation...why does everything get measured by twitter responses nowadays? There are some intelligent supporters (even on this forum) that see this as a calculated effort to try and take the attention away from what has been a quiet window. A window that a lot of supporters (not just the nutcases) are questioning. It's pretty obvious that the club know people are upset so they do things like this in hopes that it placates folks when in reality, all it really does is make them even more suspicious and irritated.

      Like someone said in another thread, why do you wait till summer (late summer in some cases) to redo these deals? You've known their contracts were running down for how long? Just get it done early. In fact I suspect this type of news would be better received and put people more at ease if it were done sooner because it comes across as "we don't have money for transfers, we only have money to re-sign our own players". And like it or not, supporters expect both....keep your players AND sign new ones.

      It's great that we got his deal done, I knew he wasn't going anywhere so it does feel a bit staged to announce it today. And one thing supporters don't like, is being treated like they are stupid (even if a lot of us are).

      I could have said the nutcases on here as well but I was trying to be kind. ;D
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      Reply #13: Aug 31, 2021 07:02:46 pm
      Believe the dinner ladies have signed new contracts too.
      Would expect a group photo of them put out soon wearing Nike aprons celebrating the latest deadline day success.

      Thanks FSG, we can rest assured the players will be well fed.  Phew ...
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      Reply #14: Aug 31, 2021 07:09:39 pm
      Believe the dinner ladies have signed new contracts too.
      Would expect a group photo of them put out soon wearing Nike aprons celebrating the latest deadline day success.

      Thanks FSG, we can rest assured the players will be well fed.  Phew ...

      There are no dinner ladies, Jürgen does it all, remember?
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      Reply #15: Aug 31, 2021 08:45:20 pm
      Terrific news. A leader of men.
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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #16: Aug 31, 2021 09:11:17 pm
      Believe the dinner ladies have signed new contracts too.
      Would expect a group photo of them put out soon wearing Nike aprons celebrating the latest deadline day success.

      Thanks FSG, we can rest assured the players will be well fed.  Phew ...




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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #17: Aug 31, 2021 09:56:05 pm
      I am not hyped. Hendo is very good defensively, but slows everything down offensively because he is not skillfully enough with the ball (compared to top level of PL). You could see the effect against Chelsea. They pretty easily defended us because our game was neither vertical enough nor fast enough (I agree with Neville there). We need a guy who can defend like Hendo, but play like Elliott or Salah forward. Hendo is just a workhorse. You need them, but they do not put the icing on the cake. But it is a decent deal since formentioned players are hard to find, so keeping Hendo is better than losing him and then get no better substitution.
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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #18: Sep 01, 2021 04:50:24 am
      I am not hyped. Hendo is very good defensively, but slows everything down offensively because he is not skillfully enough with the ball (compared to top level of PL). You could see the effect against Chelsea. They pretty easily defended us because our game was neither vertical enough nor fast enough (I agree with Neville there). We need a guy who can defend like Hendo, but play like Elliott or Salah forward. Hendo is just a workhorse. You need them, but they do not put the icing on the cake. But it is a decent deal since formentioned players are hard to find, so keeping Hendo is better than losing him and then get no better substitution.







      Shut up you Tart !!
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      Re: Henderson signs new contract
      Reply #19: Sep 01, 2021 12:14:08 pm
      Have the monetary terms been released yet? (I can't locate them)
      Does LFC ever include salary info in these extension announcements?
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      Reply #20: Nov 18, 2021 08:24:25 am
      Have the monetary terms been released yet? (I can't locate them)
      Does LFC ever include salary info in these extension announcements?

      Not directly, and I’m not sure why they would to be honest, but it’s out there if you want to know

      https://www.spotrac.com/epl/liverpool-fc/payroll/


      Hendo was always a very important contract to sort out, he’s the leader of this group, he’s very very important to everyone inside the club

      Slightly separate point but I often hear about people saying play all the kids in the remaining CL games, which to an extent I get, but for both rhythm, important to keep that plus financial, 2.5m per win in the CL group stages.. Those  two lots of 2.5m for two wins, especially in our model basically pays for a 100k a week footballers wages for the year

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