Liverpool star Jordan Henderson boosts Reds with contract revelations

The England international has stated that he is committed to the Anfield club and hopes to pen a new deal soon.

Liverpool have been handed a major boost, with critical midfielder Jordan Henderson stating that he is ready to sign a new long-term deal on Anfield.

The England international’s future has been a point of contention in recent months, with his current deal with Brendan Rodgers’ men set to expire in the summer of 2016.

The 24-year-old has started 28 Premier League games for his side this season, scoring five goals, and is acknowledged as a player that can lead Liverpool forward in years to come.

However, despite Henderson’s deal running closer to his conclusion than the Merseyside club’s fans would like, the former Sunderland star has revealed that he is not going anywhere.

“It’s definitely not an issue. I love playing football for Liverpool and I want to be there for many years,” The Mirror quote him as saying.

“In terms of my contract, I think everybody else will make a big deal of it. But, for me it’s just letting my agent and the club talk, and whenever it gets sorted it gets sorted.

“All I want to do is my best for club and country. It’s definitely not a distraction. For me playing football is all I’ve ever wanted to do and contracts and stuff can be sorted out by clubs and agents.

“Hopefully this can get done soon. All I want to do is concentrate on my football and not let this get in the way.”

Henderson has grown in stature over the last 18 months and is line to potentially become the Anfield club’s captain next season.

With Steven Gerrard leaving his boyhood club to make a move to the MLS, Rodgers will have to overcome the loss of considerable leadership and inspiration, with Henderson surely a major part of his plans.

The Reds are also sweating over Raheem Sterling’s future, but it Henderson’s comments suggest one less headache for the Reds.

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