Henderson close to new Liverpool contract

Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson is understood to be close to putting pen-to-paper on a new contract with the Premier League club that would tie him down until 2020, according to BBC Sport.

Henderson and the Reds are known to have been in talks for a significant period of time, with his existing deal due to expire in the summer of 2016. It’s claimed the former Sunderland midfielder will be paid £100,000 per week under the terms of his new arrangement.

The 24-year-old moved to Anfield from the Stadium of Light in the summer of 2011, costing Liverpool a fee believed to be in the region of £20m, a signing sanctioned by the predecessor of current manager Brendan Rodgers, Kenny Dalglish.

Henderson has gone on to play 180 times for the Merseyside club, scoring 20 goals, and is expected to succeed Steven Gerrard as club captain once the veteran leaves for Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy. Gerrard will quit the club at the end of the current season.

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