Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has explained that he's relaxed over a new contract at the club.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has given an update on his contract situation via the club’s website.
Henderson has suggested that talks are ongoing over a new deal for him at the Reds, but he’s relaxed and happy to let other parties deal with the finer details of the negotiations.
“I love playing football for Liverpool and I want to be there for many years,” said Henderson.
“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 deal with it and whenever it gets sorted, it gets sorted.”
The news is encouraging for a number of reasons with the most obvious the fact that Henderson is the natural long term captain to replace Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard confirmed earlier in the season that he wouldn’t be renewing his contract with the club, which creates a void in terms of who will be captain looking ahead to next season.
Henderson has already done the job for Liverpool when Gerrard has been out of the side and will continue as skipper, as Gerrard is suspended for the next three games following his red card in the game against Manchester United.
His current contract expires at the end of next season according to transfermarkt and Liverpool will be keen to avoid the danger and risk that Henderson could leave the club altogether.
If all parties can reach an agreement quickly, it could be a very good example for Henderson to set in relation to other players such as Raheem Sterling, who appears to be some way from agreeing his new deal with the club.