Liverpool are reportedly yet to make a concrete offer to Jordan Henderson over a new deal to keep him at Anfield.
Liverpool are thought to be in the process of assessing terms for a number of first team players, with Henderson thought to be one of the first team stars in line for a new contract.
Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling’s contract situations have recently been in the headlines but the Daily Mail suggests the concern should be more focused on their England teammate.
“So far, the contract situation surrounding Henderson has gone under the radar. But that won’t last for long when he produces man-of-the-match performances like he did at the weekend, setting up Liverpool’s opener for Adam Lallana with a delightful flick and then scoring the 61st-minute winner,” reports the Mail.
“No concrete offer has yet been made, but he will hope that changes after Daniel Sturridge signed a new five-year contract last week.”
He’s proven to be effective in a number of different systems, featuring predominantly in Brendan Rodgers’ midfield diamond.
However, he’s also proven that he can play a number of different styles inside various formations, getting stuck in defensively and getting forward where possible to create an extra attacking threat.
There’s no time pressure in relation to a new deal for Henderson because of the time left on his contract and no chance at all that the club could be tempted into selling him as opposed to offering him a new deal.
Liverpool are using a very clever tactic at the moment, addressing the futures of key players who have been integral to the success and development of the team since Rodgers moved to Anfield.
They’re doing it at a time when there can’t be realistic speculation over their futures and it can only be a matter of time before Henderson becomes the next in line for a new contract.